CUOMO’S SHOW LEAVES NEW YORK’S TAXPAYERS ON CUTTING ROOM FLOOR
Statement from Reclaim New York Initiative in reaction to Andrew Cuomo’s third Inaugural Address:
“For millions of people, Ellis Island represents hope and opportunity. Taxpayers were hoping that Governor Cuomo would use this speech to give them confidence that they will have the opportunity to build a life here. What they got was a flashy campaign-style video, and platitudes about social policy, but virtually nothing that will make this state more affordable for the people paying the bills. It will do nothing to stem the tide of millions who continue to flee our state for states that cost less and have more opportunity.
“Cuomo’s remarks traded reality for theatrics and failed to address the worst tax burden in the nation, an abysmal economic climate, rising government debt and the most corrupt government in the country.
“Andrew Cuomo talks a lot about history. He showed tonight he’s more interested in writing his own history than helping struggling New Yorkers write theirs.”
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