Posts Tagged ‘New York State’
The lovely wife and I got a nice surprise last Saturday. New York State sent us a check for just over $500. It is marked as part of the STAR program for property tax rebates but the explanation with the check also refers to income taxes paid.
I was surprised because I know that New York State is running a deficit of some $1.2 billion.
I wasn’t too surprised because I am very familiar with the corruption of the New York State legislature. These checks arrive about three weeks before the election. Does anyone find that curious? No, I didn’t think so.
Members of the State Assembly and Senate are nearly invulnerable to defeat at the polls. The Republicans control the Senate and the Democrats the Assembly. The only thing they can agree upon is sending out a bribe to the taxpayers three weeks before the election.
How can any responsible elected official justify sending out this rebate? It’s cost to New York State? About a billion dollars.
Where does Hillary go from here?
I don’t see Barry Obama giving her a meaningful post in his administration.
She can stay in the Senate. I expect, barring some oddity of politics, that she can be elected from New York State as long as she chooses to run. But that is not an administrative position.
Hillary wants to run something.
So, I’m going to suggest she consider running for governor of New York.
The current governor lucked out when Elliot “$3,000 whores” Spitzer was forced to abdicate, er… resign. Patterson has blemishes in his past and is not a statewide personality.
He is a product of the Adam Clayton Powell / Harlem machine. His purpose on the original ticket was to deliver the black votes that the Powell machine claims to be able to produce.
You don’t need Harlem to be governor.
Hillary Clinton would be an almost unbeatable candidate for governor. Patterson, umm…. not so much.