Wednesday, July 28, 2010

You have to pay the piper,

Dance with him that brought you, etc. etc. It all comes home eventually. New York and California politicos have been bought and paid by the unions. In New York some chickens are coming home to roost. (enough of that old adage thing, ok?) From Gateway Pundit:
-By Warner Todd Huston guest poster
The unions in New York have the idea that they own state government. It’s not too easy to deny their claim seeing as how unions (all of them) have been paying the bills and filling the pockets of ruling Democrats for decades now.
But Accidental Governor of New York David Paterson is finding himself in a quandary, one that more and more politicians are finding themselves in these days. These pols are finding that doing the right thing is hard when all your financial backers don’t want you to do the right thing at all.
Like most deep blue states, New York is about bankrupt without having to say it out loud. Its financial responsibilities far out pace its treasury. From state pensions, welfare, Medicaid and healthcare, to the simple day-to-day operations of operating a government, New York State is unable to pay its way.
New York spends an astonishing $4,328 per second which amounts to $10,983,333,333 per month. It is estimated that New York will face a $14.6 billion shortfall for the 2012 budget.
So, Gov. Paterson has tried one of the sure ways to cut the budget: cut the luxurious salaries and benefits that go undeserved to public employee unions.
That sounds like an "OOPSIE" to me. Read the rest here.

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