Where Have I Heard This Before?
Tuesday’s Daily News joins the chorus claiming that Republicans will be supporters of Andrew Cuomo.
Capitol insiders say GOPers share many of Democrat Cuomo's priorities, especially his call to reduce state spending without raising taxes.
"It appears that on many of those levels that the incoming Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pretty much with us on some of these fiscal issues," state Sen. Thomas Libous (R-Binghamton) told an Albany radio station.
E.J. McMahon of the Empire Center for Public Policy said the state's fiscal crisis has left Cuomo with little choice but to cut spending - and the Republicans seem more than willing to help.
"Their rhetoric as a group is closer to the rhetoric [Cuomo] ran on," McMahon said.
None of them apparently remember what the Republicans said about Elliot Spitzer before Spitzer actually did something that hurt GOP favored interests, so I’m refreshing their memory.
This is from the NY Times after Spitzer’s first State of the State speech -
ALBANY, Jan. 3 — Gov. Eliot Spitzer proposed overhauling almost every corner of the state’s operations and policies in his first address to the Legislature on Wednesday. He said he would move swiftly to guarantee health insurance for all children in the state, toughen campaign finance laws, cut property taxes by $6 billion and draft constitutional amendments to overhaul the state’s courts.
“This is our agenda,” said the Senate majority leader, Joseph L. Bruno, the state’s top Republican. “Tax cuts, no new taxes, job creation, education, health care for everyone, reform.”
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