Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Governor's Budget, Part 2

First impressions: It seems surprisingly fair, except for the part where he fails to increase taxes on the wealthiest NYers. Across the board, lots of people have to give up lots of stuff. State employees have to retire later. Everyone loses. And that is, in this climate, a good thing.


It will never happen. Already, lobbyists are storming the citadel, bearing gloom and doom scenarios--your dying grandma dumped on the faded front lawn of a closed nursing facility! your brainless nephew stuck in a class of 35 with nothing but chalk and a filmstrip projector!

He gave the legislature an extra month. Let's hope they use it wisely instead of wringing their hands and playing favorites.

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