Obviously, you don't have a clue what you're talking about with NY's financial mess at the moment..
Speaking as someone who is following the mess in my state, people aren't "botching (great spelling) and moaning that they are not getting enough" - They are currently "bitching" and moaning because
the hardass in charge at the moment is using his "it's my way or the highway" attitude to piss -EVERYONE- off that deals with the budget, so they aren't trying very hard right now to get one passed.
While it sounds great to get into office on the "I'm going to clean up government" stance, it rarely ever happens when they DO get into office because the reality of having to work together comes into play..
BTW - to respond to your idiotic statement - people are currently bitching not because they want more money than they have gotten in the past - they are bitching because the payments for what they
HAVE BEEN GETTING have been stopped! Example: 31 state funded road projects dried up a week ago because the governor said he was stopping payment on ALL highway/road projects.. These projects
were already started.. Want to tell me why people don't have a reason to bitch because their road was ripped up, and then left unfinished? That is just one example.. They are also considering closing 9
schools in the city any day now because the state funding was stopped last week also - Are you telling me that the teachers who will be laid off, parents who will have to drive there kids 10+ miles to another
school every day due to no funding for bus routes don't have a reason to complain? With your level of spelling (echonomy? really?) You should be one of the first to complain about lack of quality education my
friend.. Try to state some actual facts next time you want to speak about anything NY budget related..
In case you want to whine about parents now needing to bus their own kids to school in another town, etc - How about the fact that the governor cancelled funding two months ago for low income assistance with
daycare in Erie County? 1500 families had to either magically start eating/spending $300 a week less to pay for daycare (that they already didn't have to spend) or they had to quit their jobs to go back to being
stay-at-home parents.. It was on the news every day for a month.. Yeah, but they are just whining, huh? And Albany is 130 miles away.. Check mark that geography standard as well..
Being that you wrote as if you're somewhere near NYC, you might want to know that 90% of my taxes in WNY go to your city (state-wide fact) - The entire state of NY subsidises NYC's budget every year, so
as long as I'm paying for your budget, how about you quit -your- whining.
Facts to back up everything I wrote: 1. living 5 miles from the second most depressed city in the US - 2. State budget (FY2009) and public tax records