Thursday, October 18, 2012
Pay raises for state lawmakers must be opposed
I told you to hold onto your wallets when you voted for Andrew Cuomo. The Cuomos love nothing more than toll increases, raising taxes, and giving pay raises to their political friends. Now, Andrew says he won't consider giving state lawmakers the raise they are trying to steal, UNLESS they support raising the minimum wage and decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of pot. He calls this tradeoff the "people's business".
I got news for Cuomo: the people are watching and they've already spoken out emphatically against any type of raise for the criminals currently occupying Albany. The people are not stupid and are finally realizing that these politicians (including Kearns, Grisanti, and Tim "Hortons") do absolutely nothing. You could train your dog to do the job of a NY state Assemblyman/Senator. We know these people, we live next door to them, and we know how useless they are, Andrew.
These talentless, do-nothings are already grossly overpaid. Any kind of pay increase would be viewed as a slap in the face to the middle class. I appreciate the number of people who read this blog and I will continue to monitor this issue. Any kind of raise is unacceptable and we should really be talking about pay decreases for these people.
Cuomo: No Pay Raise for Legislators Until They Do 'The People's Business' | wgrz.com