As part of his plan to reduce spending, in a budget that increases spending by $10 billion, Governor David Paterson is planning to layoff about 8,000 state workers. In the below video, Kermit the Frog is announcing layoffs on Sesame Street. Kermit reads from a press release and then takes questions from rank-and-file Sesame Street characters. I'm thinking Kermit's P.R. people are more effective than Paterson's.