Thursday, March 10, 2005

Pataki's Budget

So what do we get now that Pataki has more power than ever over the budget?

Two thousand health care workers were on the steps of the Capitol today to protest Pataki’s budget’s health care cuts. Speaker Silver asserted the following:

“Pataki’s budget plan reveals the governor’s wrong priorities of protecting the wealthy at the expense of poor and working class New Yorkers.”

And Lebrun weighs in and says its good that Pataki is addressing the Medicaid issue but its too bad he is shorting education.

“So we save a buck on Medicaid, but lose two on education. The administration's new math is killing us, although this, too, will be remembered as George Pataki's legacy”.