Paterson To Initial Over 6,000 Vetoes
June 28th, 2010

If Gov. David Paterson didn’t have carpel tunnel syndrome before he is sure likely well on his way to acquiring the ailment now. Paterson has to initial 6,900 times because he is vetoing every line of spending added to his budget proposal by the legislature. The first to get the axe was the legislature’s addition of $419 million in education aid–$177 million of which would have gone to city schools.

“I never take any joy in vetoing education money, health care, services for the poor and the indigent,” said Paterson at a press conference this evening. “It breaks my heart to do this. The only reason Im am doing this is because I think that otherwise we are proverbially kicking the can down the road and creating a greater problem.” Paterson said he is still open to negotiations with the legislature.

The legislature can attempt to override the vetoes but it seems unlikely the Senate will be able to muster the percentage of votes it needs to accomplish the task, being that every Republican voted against the budget agreement.

The office of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver issued this statement:

“The budget passed by the Legislature would dramatically reduce state spending, restore funding for our schools and maintain our fundamental commitment to ensuring that SUNY and CUNY remain affordable for all New Yorkers.

Our financial plan is consistent with the plan the Governor proposed in his latest emergency bill, and provides adequate revenue to fund these critical restorations.

The Governors decision to veto these bills will mean larger classes, higher property taxes and more expensive tuition for SUNY and CUNY students.”

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3 Responses to “Paterson To Initial Over 6,000 Vetoes”

  1. cleanupnynow Says:
    June 28th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    David Paterson is going to veto everthing in sight!

    Is Paterson for REAL?

    David Paterson was never up to the job of governing. Paterson has managed to bungle every position he has had his adult life.

    David Paterson and his crews incompetence and wanton ways is evident in the The Democratic Conference: Organizational and Operational Structure Report, a report detailing how Patersons Senate Minority Office was managed, or more precisely mismanaged, when he was Senate Minority Leader.

    The report indicates that the office, headed by the highly inept and unqualified Mr. Michael Jones-Bey was dysfunctional and a complete zoo. Those interviewed indicated that the incompetent Mr. Jones-Bey, whom was more interested in partying than working, did not seem much interested in the job doesnt that sound like David Paterson himself.

    Incredulously, but not surprisingly the inept Mr. Jones-Bey, a childhood friend of David Paterson, got promoted to head the Division of Minority & Women Owned Business Development (DMWBD) at New York States Empire State Development Corporation for his partying. Now thats being rewarded for your incompetence.

  2. Daniel Millstone Says:
    June 29th, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    What a disappointment David Paterson has been. Nothing in his prior life revealed the shill he has become for moneyed interests.

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