The state budget for NYS is late. Again.
For the 20th year in a row. And for a new record in days since the April first deadline. A deadline set, in part, to allow for other government and public activities to set up their own budgets knowing what sort of money they’re getting from the State.
I Pit Sheldon Silver, the Leader of the Democratic controlled State Assembly, the lower house. I Pit him for having perverted parliamentary rules so that he, and he alone controls what bills will be voted upon in full session. I pit him for taking the budget hostage to his own narrow adgenda, and refusing to negotiate in good faith with the State Senate leadership and the governor.
I pit Joseph Bruno, the Majority Leader of the Republican controlled State Senate, the upper house. I Pit him for having perverted parliamentary rules so that he, and he alone controls what bills will be voted upon in full session. I pit him for refusing to take the high road and NOT matching the undemocratic and, IMNSHO, illegal parliamentary rules of the State Assembly. I pit him for taking the budget hostage to his own narrow adgenda, and refusing to negotiate in good faith with the State Assembly leadership and the governor.
I pit George Pataki, the Governor of New York State. I pit him for taking the budget hostage to his own narrow adgenda, and refusing to negotiate in good faith with the State Legislative leadership.
I pit every other ‘elected’ official in the state government for NOT having lead a revolution to get the fucking goddam budget process working again. This is not a minor goddam fucking frill. It is the first duty of the goddam legislative session and all you fucking shit stains have turned turtle and let these three idiots in Albany take the whole goddam state hostage. You’re ALL just as guilty as they are.
I pit anyone who is even thinking of voting for an incumbent in the state legistature races. These are the same fucking shitstains who can’t get a fucking goddam BUDGET done on time. For TWENTY years! What the HELL does it take you goddam sheep to get your head out your asses and start breathing fucking oxygen? Every day that the budget is late is costing local governments and schools in uncertainty over state aid, and temporary borrowing to keep their own budgets afloat. The temporary budgets that have been keeping the fucking state working are, like any other short term loan, extremely expensive, and coming out of YOUR pockets! Why the fuck do you idiots think that the Dems and Republicans both have gotten onto the casino crack? How else can they get more of your money and your neighbor’s money without actually raising taxes to cover their idiocies?
I pit anyone who is considering voting for those people who are trying to use their time in the NYS legislature as a springboard for higher office. Why the HELL do you think we should trust you with any more responsibility. I wouldn’t trust you to tell me which drection were east, on a clear day at 6:30 AM! And you want me to think you deserve to be rewarded with a better job after being involved in the abortion that is NYS government? You’re lucky we can’t sue you all for malpractice!
Seriously, all New Yorkers, I don’t care what political party you normally feel at home in, but can we, please, at least think about changing out ALL the state legislature office holders? None of them deserve to be returned to Albany. They’ve all failed in their first duty: To provide the state with an on-time budget.
And if any New York State politicians are reading this: Resign, already - you don’t deserve your pay check, and I’m tempted to say you don’t deserve to be using my oxygen.