Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Governor Patterson

About a month ago child ish behavior wrote a post about NY's Governor Patterson, asking if he were nuts, trying to raise taxes on soda while 70% of the people were against it.


Anyway, Patterson has been whining and crying about how much money the State needs, and what does he do? He raises his staff's pay by 17%!!!!!


Yup...when the state is losing money, he uses tax dollars to pay his staff more money. WHo the heck gets a 17% raise anyhow? 17%? At a time that unemployment is at a high, and NY is borrowing a crazy load of money from the Federal government, he RAISES his staffs pay. WHAT AN IDIOT! It's no wonder his approval ratings are going down...


WTH governor Patterson, WTH?

9 comments:

Child Ish Behavior said...

To be fair it was my compatriot, Samuel, who wrote the post. Credit where credit is due. But I have to agree. Who gets a raise that big? Though if I were on his staff I personally wouldn't mind a raise.

frumskeptic said...

lol. I wouldnt mind the raise either...but if CEO's can't get bonuses, why can government employees get em? They're fully government moneY!

oohh...and sorry to Samuel

G6 said...

"Lucy...... you got some 'splaining to do!!"
I work for one of the city agencies that Governor Paterson is cutting.
I'd like to know why his cronies get 17% raises while we get 3% budget CUTS!!!

frumskeptic said...

G6 - this guy is insane!!!
and he wants to get reelected! I just don't get it.

Mikeinmidwood said...

I dont wither get it. Cant he see where he putting us. Oh right he cant see.

Jersey said...

I think you might appreciate these two videos:

http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/video/clips/update-gov-paterson/881501/

http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/video/clips/update-gov-patterson/981362/

Moshe said...

His vision for tomorrow seems a bit clouded.

frum single female said...

well i think he's blind.

Moshe said...

Blatant self advertising