Here are the words of Hope and Change by Governor Andrew Cuomo in that radio spot:
Hello – this is Governor Andrew Cuomo; you elected me to clean up Albany and to get the state’s economy running once again and that’s just what we are going to do.
Now, we need the state legislature to act and I need your help. Albany politicians need to hear your voice, democracy works when the people act.
Please join our team to build a new New York, go to www.cleanupalbanynow.com
Let’s get New York back to work. Thank you.
Andrew Cuomo must have made this ad before he accepted his Medicaid Redesign Team's recommendations to
1. "taxing radiology visits and physician-based surgeries...business groups across the state are hammering Cuomo on what they see as an about-face. His panel wants to expand the 9.63 percent surcharge on the other medical services to raise $100 million more a year. But that would add up to 2 percentage points more to health insurance premiums."
"The revenue-raising surcharge on medical services "is really a tax increase that will force employers and workers to pay more for health insurance," said Heather Briccetti, acting president The Business Council of New York State. ... The Employer Alliance for Affordable Health Care called the measures "are nothing more than a hidden tax on New York's small business community."
2. For the Counties, which pay an equal share to NY State's expenditure, this year's Medicaid expenditure were $13.8 Billion and the cap on next year's expenditure will be $15.1 Billion(+9.4%)?
Does increasing property taxes by $1.3 Billion not count as a tax increase?
3. Is SEIU a special interest? The New York Times reports, "New York’s influential health care workers’ union [SEIU 1199] appears on the verge of wringing significant victories out of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s austerity budget, even as he nears potentially historic cuts in spending."
And what about Senator Kruger's corruption by taking over $1 million in bribes, where the NY Post's Fred Dicker reports: "Andy flubs big chance at cleaning up Capitol cesspool"
Tax increases, while promising none and flubbing cleaning up corruption? When will Andrew Cuomo make a revised Radio Ad?