That's Little Andy Cuomo's message as he barnstorms the state.
And guess who it's winning raves from?
In Watertown, Hank Ford, the chairman of the Conservative Party in St. Lawrence County, was among the first to rise to give Mr. Cuomo a standing ovation when he finished his speech.
“He sounded to me like he’s a real conservative,” Mr. Ford said.
He sure did.
And he's the Dem.
Just like his fellow corporate travelers Barack Obama and Michael Bloomberg, Andrew Cuomo has decided that the only people who matter in the country these days are the corporate criminals and the Wall Street thugs.
Pander to them, throw in some Reaganesque "government is the problem" rhetoric for the middle and working classes, raise millions from corporate fatcats and hedge fund criminals, and you have the formula for a successful political career.
But as the corporate fatcats and hedge fund criminals take more and more of the wealth of this country and leave less and less for the rest of us, the accountability moments will come for Obama, for Bloomberg, for Cuomo.
Oligarchy has its privileges, but there is a lot of anger out there and after four years of the policies Cuomo is pushing - when school districts are bankrupt, when old people under the poverty line can no longer receive Medicaid, when state services have been cut to the bone - come home to roost, some of the anger Cuomo is stirring up against public employees and unions will come back to him.
Payback can be bad and when you're demonizing opponents as Cuomo is doing, that payback could get ugly.
POSTSCRIPT: And just in case you think Cuomo is right and all those poor Wall Streeters and banksters are suffering terribly in the current economic/tax environment, here's this story:
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stocks reached their highest closing levels in two and a half years Friday, driven by a rally in the financial sector following stronger-than-expected earnings from J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
The Dow’s financial components led its climb after J.P. Morgan /quotes/comstock/13*!jpm/quotes/nls/jpm (JPM 44.91, +0.46, +1.03%) posted a 47% jump in fourth-quarter profit, beating analysts’ expectations as revenue increased and loan-loss reserves were sharply reduced. Read more on J.P. Morgan’s earnings.
Shares of J.P. Morgan’s rose 1%, while shares of rival Bank of America Corp. /quotes/comstock/13*!bac/quotes/nls/bac (BAC 15.25, +0.48, +3.25%) jumped 3.3% ahead of its earnings results due next week.
The financial sector led to the upside, bolstered by J.P. Morgan’s report. Among the gainers, PNC Financial Services Group /quotes/comstock/13*!pnc/quotes/nls/pnc (PNC 64.22, +3.09, +5.05%) climbed 5.1%, Morgan Stanley /quotes/comstock/13*!ms/quotes/nls/ms (MS 28.98, +0.68, +2.40%) added 2.4% and Wells Fargo & Co. /quotes/comstock/13*!wfc/quotes/nls/wfc (WFC 32.75, +0.86, +2.70%) rose 2.7%
And the JP Morgan banksters paid themselves $10 billion in bonuses.
Yeah - poor banskters.
Why should they pay taxes on all those billions when cops and teachers can have their pensions cut, school districts can lose millions in aid, and old people can go without Medicaid?