Statement From NYS Conservative Party

Contact: Bill O’Reilly, 212-396-9117
January 9, 2024

New York State  Conservative Party: State of the State an SOS Call from a Sinking Ship

Brooklyn-NY…“The State of the State acronym — SOS — is a perfect fitting for Governor Kathy Hochul’s annual address this afternoon. Under her administration New York is rudderless, overladen, and drifting into dangerous shoals. Sound the alarm bells, indeed.

“New York has lost more than 1.2 million residents to other states in recent years, and there’s no doubt why: Under one-party Democrat rule the state has become unaffordable, dangerous, and chaotic. Families are already struggling to put food on the table and Mrs. Hochul keeps raising spending, taxes, fees, and tolls. Naive criminal justice ‘reforms’ that let criminals off the hook have led to rampant unlawfulness, and pie-in-the-sky progressive policies like sanctuary cities have delivered budget-busting migrant chaos in cities and towns across the state. But Mrs. Hochul’s State of the State address today will likely show that there is still more damage the Democrats can inflict on us.

“The pace of New Yorkers fleeing this state is accelerating, yet the Democrats never seem to ask ‘why?’ Instead they create bad new policies to help bandaid over old failed policies, and New Yorkers are stuck paying the bill.  Do Mrs. Hochul and her Democrat colleagues in the Senate and Assembly really not notice the U-Haul trucks heading south? Do they ask why so many state retirement checks are being sent to Florida? And will they ever notice that cities in states without onerous regulations have better and more available housing stock than New York? These questions are sadly rhetorical in a state captured by ‘progressivism’.

“Governor Hochul’s message today will not right this ship. Her suggested policies will only bail water from one that is sinking, when a complete overhaul is required.” — Gerard Kassar, Chairman, New York State Conservative Party