Tax cuts for millionaires.
Budget cuts for old people and kids.
Layoff for public employees.
Kickbacks from Wall Street.
That's Little Andy Cuomo's New York for you.
He's riding high in the polls right now, but let's see where he is one year from the day his "austerity budget" passes.
People vote for this austerity shit because they think the austerity is going to be done to SOMEBODY ELSE.
But when they're library gets closed, when they can't go camping this summer because the park rangers have all been laid off and Yogi Bear is gobbling picnic baskets at will, when they see the old people in their neighborhood dying on the street because Little Andy Cuomo decided that tax cuts for hedge fundies are more important than taking care of old people - well, we'll just have to see how that plays in the polls.
If I were the unions and progressive groups, I would be readying those ads and public appearances to tie the diminished standards of living in New York TO ANDY CUOMO and his hedge fund buddies.
Corporate profits are at an all-time high.
Corporate taxes are at an all-time low.
And yet the standards of living of middle and working class people are plummeting.
The problem is NOT that taxes are too high.
The problem is that Andrew Cuomo's hedge fund and Wall Street cronies refuse to pay their fair share in taxes and the corporations would rather outsource jobs or automate them than hire real live breathing New Yorkers.
Sell that message, Mulgrew.
It's the goddamned truth.