We applaud the NY Times for its editorial response to NY Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal. As the Times points out:
…Mr. Cuomo’s refusal to consider any new taxes, or even extend a surcharge on the state’s highest earners, means that his budget — his first — is harsher than it needs to be with the heaviest burden borne by some of the most vulnerable citizens.
When American leaders strip money from education and social programs they are refusing to insure the nation’s future.
Perhaps Mr. Cuomo can sell New York State? He could start piecemeal by selling Long Island to the Dutch who have plenty of cash and have long been interested in getting back to Oyster Bay.