Andrew Cuomo, lead by example! Cut your office budget in your State of the State Speech coming up.
1. Will Cuomo create an example and cut his staff budget by 25%, as this has been done by California's Governor Brown?
2. Will Cuomo follow California's Governor Brown and
a. to take aim at several tax breaks and subsidies that have been fiercely guarded by the business lobby;
b. paring back the state's welfare program;
c.reducing what doctors and healthcare providers are paid to care for the poor;
d. trimming funding for the State University of NY;
e.warn school officials: "Fasten your seat belt; it's going to be a rough ride;
and f. target state business tax formulas?
But, so far, what's Cuomo doing at the state level, he's "seeking a quick deal to cap the growth of local property taxes," while not addressing local costs imposed by the state as reported in Senate Majority Leader Skelos' concern that, "said schools and local governments need relief from costly state mandates on construction and in programs to make a tax cap work."
Wake up call to Cuomo: capping the growth of local spending is not reducing your State spending nor reducing State mandates requiring certain local spending. The state needs cuts in spending, not caps or cuts in increases on future spending.
Time to bury the big old lie: Cutting the growth of spending is not cutting spending.
It's put up or shut up at the State level, Andrew! If you can't cut your office's budget by 25% and go after medicaid frauds and excesses, welfare excesses, education, business subsidies, and cut legislative salaries by 25%, why should anyone follow your non-example?
Continue reading the post just below: Trust In Andrew Cuomo's Inaugural Speech Was Not Verified to follow up.