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January 8, 2020
Statement by New York Conservative Party Chairman Gerard Kassar on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State Address
“Families are leaving New York in droves because it’s too hard to get ahead here, and everybody knows it. That’s the indisputable state of the State in January 2020 — I dare Governor Cuomo to deny it.
“His perennial window dressing ignores that, for much of New York, there’s nothing left in the store. We’ve been hollowed out by taxes, regulation, bureaucratic mismanagement, and government corruption.
“New York needs to move in a bold new direction, but Governor Cuomo and the Democratic Senate and Assembly are driving us ever deeper into the hole they’ve created. The State faces a $6 billion budget deficit, and the Governor is proposing billions in new spending. That’s not serious leadership.
“We pay the highest taxes in America — we’re watching whole swaths of the population fleeing — and Democrats in the Legislature are again proposing new taxes. Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers need safe, affordable housing, and the Democrat-led Legislature is making it near impossible for small landlords and developers to improve existing properties or build additional ones. In whose mind is that rational?
“We see the loss of common sense in criminal justice, too, with vicious criminals and anti-Semites being released onto the streets without bail — as violent crime soars in our cities. We shudder at the moral decay of a governor who, against the will of his own father, wants to commercialize child bearing.
“New York is a rudderless ship taking on water under total Democratic leadership. Mark my words: a mutiny of common sense is coming.”