Mar
20
2011

#rsrh The NYT screams like a stuck pig…

…and it’s surprisingly sweet music, too:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has rightly argued that painful spending cuts will be needed to close New York’s projected $10 billion deficit. The hard truth is that it is impossible to cut spending deeply without cutting the state’s huge outlays for education and health care. That means that New York’s most vulnerable citizens — schoolchildren, the elderly, the poor, the sick — will feel a disproportionate amount of the pain.

Governor Cuomo has vowed to make the tough decisions and not to be swayed by special-interest pleadings. But he is refusing to impose any new taxes or even continue a current surcharge on New York’s wealthiest and least vulnerable citizens.

And you wondered where the “Somebody does something: women, minorities hardest hit” cliche headline of the Old Grey Lady came from.

Anyway, I was going to bore my readers at this point with yet another tedious explanation of why it’s a bad idea to encourage small businesses and wealthy individuals to continue to bail out of a high-tax, high-regulation state – but, hell, if you haven’t figured that out already then you probably won’t, ever.  Unfortunately for the NY GOP, Governor Cuomo has: obviously, I’d rather that it was a Republican initiating fiscal sanity in NY, but I’ll take what I can get…

5 Comments

  • Jeff Weimer says:

    Only Nixon could go to China. Perhaps only a Cuomo could fix New York.

  • Don says:

    Moe, isn’t it better to have at least a few Democrats out there doing what needs to be done? It tends to temper the “Republicans want to kill granny and starve your children” crowd’s ability to smear the entire GOP’s effort at fiscal sanity.

    • Moe_Lane says:

      Sure, Don, theoretically. After Obamacare and the ‘stimulus,’ though, I simply don’t trust Democratic politicians anymore.

  • Don says:

    Well you got me there. There isn’t a rational argument to be made in defense of those two.

    May 2012 be even greater than 2010. I have a feeling that 2010 was more of a “clearing of the throat” than Democrats and some Republicans seem to have realized.

  • Murgatroyd says:

    And you wondered where the “Somebody does something: women, minorities hardest hit” cliche headline of the Old Grey Lady came from.

    The ultimate version, of course, being:

    “Sun goes supernova: women, minorities hardest hit”

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