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Governor Guessing Game

The Republican Governor’s Association annual conference continues in Miami today, full of conservative speeches that seem to go against the tide of country. So who said the following (no fair peeking at the links)?

“Wall Street… has bailed us out for a number of years.”

“…any taxation right now would only exacerbate the problem – if anything, we need to lower taxes…”

"Charitable organizations that … help people in difficult times are going to become the replacement for what government is supposed to do."

The quotes, of course, come from New York’s own governor David Paterson, who recently announced $5.2 billion in state budget cuts, mostly to education and health care. Is this right-wing economic platform what New Yorkers had in mind two years ago when 66% voted for Eliot Spitzer and him?

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Posted at 4:49 PM, Nov 13, 2008 in New York | Politics | public services
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