Quick Partial Index (all are links) To Cuomo's Corruption And Its Cost


Letter to Super DEBT Committee - Save $2 trillion dollars without harming Medicaid beneficiaries. link

Letter to Congress: save $200 billion in Medicaid in this year's budget.
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Congress notified of NY medicaid fraud by NYS link

Even with wildly optimistic pension earnings predictions, New York Debt per person including local debt is $24,195. For a family of four that is about $97,000. link

A. Latest on Chapter 10 Bankruptcy link 1 Link 2
B. Cuomo Budget Link 1 Link 2
C. NY Bonds Link1 Link 2 Link "Writing on Wall"

Cuomo as Governor
Medicaid Redesign Team: Medicaid Budget increases, not decreases Cuomo's Lobbyist Crony Heads Medicaid Redesign.
Cuomo's Lobbyist Crony renamed Consultant and all is well

1. Cuomo Stars as Captain Renault in Casablanca remake and link 2 Cuomo's repeat performances

2. Cuomo fails to follow Brown and cut his budget by 25%

3. More Cuomo fails to equal California's Brown

4. How States go bankrupt.

5. Cuomo and Medicaid headed nowhere

6. Look at Alternate currency: A Ron Paul, a $3 Cuomo, a California IOU

7. Cuomo's credit card taken away.

8. New Chapter 10 Federal Bankruptcy for States.

9. The new $3 Cuomo I.O.U.

10. Cuomo and NY Bondholders See The Writing On The Wall

11. New York Bankruptcy and Bond Devaluation

12. Cuomo Loads Up His Band Wagon With Committees For The Downhill Race With California

13. Ponzi to Madoff to Hevesi to DiNapoli; New York Learns About A Phony Safe 7.5% Pension Return

14 Economic Laws Lead Andrew Cuomo To A Hard Fall

15. Cuomo Meets "The Ghost Of NY Yet To Come"

16. Fiscal Disaster As Andrew Cuomo And His M.O. Are Slapped Down By Chinese Reality Checks

17. The New Word Order, "Nixon/Blogo/Cuomo" Predicates Andrew Cuomo's Fate

-Cuomo's prior corruption-

18. Cuomo Perfected His M.O. At HUD With $59 Billion Unaccounted For ; stealing the poor guys blind; Medicare $1.2 billion per year fraud; Multiple $50,000 bribes; Cuomo bungles criminal trial, rich executives walk;

19. The Second Cuomo's Smoking Gun: AEG Victory Celebration Needed Rev. Sharpton And Andrew Cuomo In The AEG Bag

20. Cuomo's Corruption Allowed $400 Million To Be Added to $1.2 Billion In NY Medicaid Fraud To Be Refunded By NY State To Federal Government

21. Andrew Cuomo Kisses And Makes Up With The Albany Swamp's Legislature Vermin, Reprobate Politicians, A Whore and Charles Rangel, Ashley Dupre, boss Vito Lopez, David Paterson, as obedient house boy, Andrew Farkas, who Cuomo accused of paying millions in kickbacks, and Allen Isaac (sex predator)

22. Sex Predator: Cuomo can clean his own nest

23. Cuomo changes pay to play to indirect payment and we're fooled

24. Cuomo bungles criminal prosecution

25. Cuomo covers up NY corruption

26. Cuomo covers up missing 9/11 Red Cross Money

27. $1.2 trillion loss resulted from the 50 % of $2.4 trillion in loans ordered by Cuomo at HUD, *Cuomo's smoking gun

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Economic Laws, Pensions And Gravity Lead Andrew Cuomo To A Hard Fall

From Arithmetic for the Economically Challenged Idiots:

First, the rose colored government accounting system: 
     A report in the August issue of Governing, called New York State, the nationwide pension leader with Pension liability: $141 billion; Percent funded: 107.38%; Employees in Pension Plans: 1,343,524.
Compared to California's  Pension liability: $454 billion; Percent funded: 86.89%; Employees in Pension Plans: 1,995,169   But, Government Accounting Rules allow state pension plans to calculate their obligations using an assumed long-term yield of 8%.

Second, the law of economic reality, which like law of gravity cannot be ignored:

Economic reality:
     1. what safe investments earn 8% return in  our present economy?
     2. Pension plans -- including California, New York and Florida -- invest some of their pension funds in BP stock,
     3. Guess what?    NY Comptroller Di Napoli will reduce his hope to earn 8% percent a year to 7.5%.  Except for  Madoff, who guarantees a 7.5 percent rate of return?  Or 7 percent?  Or 6 percent?  No junk bonds allowed.   NY's real rate of return was less than 4% for ten years.
     4.  Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli proposes for the state government and local governments a  pension “amortization” (i.e., borrowing) plan where the 7.5% rate won’t necessarily affect annual pension fund contributions, because they can borrow their higher payments from the pension fund. Only the Government could imagine being able to use your credit card to charge your credit card payment.
     5. And it gets better, "after a decade in which the New York State pension fund’s annual return on assets averaged less than half its [8%]target rate, the fund will need to jack up its taxpayer-funded contribution rates next year, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced today.That's you, the taxpayer, paying a 42% rise in your share (11.5% to 16.3%)  See * below for changing the rate from 7.5% to 2.5% that would need a 420% increase in the taxpayer share.

 Third, a Cuomo cheerleader, the NY Times, agrees and had  "How to Cheat a Retirement Fund", an "approach that assumes, as economists generally do, that even corporate accounting standards in this area are too lenient, public pension underfunding is about $3.5 trillion, or one-quarter of gross domestic product."

  Fourth, from Arithmetic for the Economically Challenged Idiots,  here's the advice a parent must give a child who believes in a 7.5% safe return on investments, in maintaining the value of his BP stock investments, and asks whether you should make your credit card payment with your credit card.    The answer: Tough love; First, No; then a good Cry; then Stop Spending.

  Fifth,  Economic real world thinking: "Private pension plans must discount their liabilities based on a market rate—typically, a corporate or U.S. government bond rate—which is often much lower than the plans’ projected returns." 
*Return US Treasury: 10-MONTH NOTE 10-15-2010 2.475%
  There appears to be a large difference between 2.475% and 7.5% and DiNapoli's assumed drop from 8% to 7.5%.

  Finally, "New York’s state budget gap for 2011-12, the first year of the next gubernatorial administration, is now projected at nearly $8.2 billion[up from $5.4 predicted earlier]" and that doesn't include the corrections reported above. 
   Sorry, Andrew and Thomas (DiNapoli), using the laws of Economic Arithmetic or the law of gravity equals a hard fall.
You're Bankrupt, your game is over.

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