Yesterday, I was really, really bored at work. So what did I do? I logged onto the New York State website to see what was going on. Lo and behold, I came across a budget hearing being aired live.
It was at this point that I came across the testimony of a gentleman by the name of Ron Deutsch from an organization which calls itself New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness. I was quickly astounded when this person who supposedly advocates for fiscal fairness came out swinging against enacting a property tax cap. More offensive, he went on this misguided diatribe on how devastating Gov. Cuomo's budget will be on those who provide services to Medicaid recipients. He wasn't as concerned with the Medicaid recipients themselves, just the potential job losses that would possibly occur if we cut the most bloated Medicaid program in the country.
I'm not sure what planet this guy lives on, but if he thinks his existence is justified by being part of a group that calls itself New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness, he's dead wrong. I find it sickening that some left-wing labor organization shrouds itself in some cleverly misleading name when the reality is that it is only concerned with protecting the lavish salary and benefit packages of public sector employees in this state.
This Deutsch clown needs to get a clue. He obviously has no concept of what the people of this state are feeling. The most amazing part of his testimony was the statement that "New York doesn't have a spending problem, it has a revenue problem". The fact that he would utter such a massive distortion shows just how off-base he and his sham of an organization are. It's groups like New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness that are killing this state. Crawl back under your rock, Ronny - we don't need your kind of fiscal fairness.