Governor Paterson, your politics are neither left nor right. You are just wrong for New York in any light
You asked state employees to take a pay cut and give your staff raises. You asked forgiveness for past sins with women and drugs and involve yourself in backroom deals with AEG. You asked for the police to not involve themselves in political affairs and interfere in the investigation of your advisor. You asked to penalize the drinking of soda in the name of health andsought new taxes on gyms and personal trainers.
Exercise and diet leads to good health, not new taxes and increased levies. Transparency leads to good government, not backroom deals and shady handshakes. Governance by example leads to unity in the face of adversity, not double-dealing duplicity.
Now again, you seek to take money from our pockets, sap strength from our economy and steal food from our table. By raising the cost of soda by 50%, are you hoping that NY will start drinking more cheap booze? Are you hoping that the beer-goggles can elect you to your own term as governor?
Are you just the front for special interest thievery? Is the two million from SEIU 1199 to support of the soda tax the going price for selling out New York?
You called yourself a Democrat. But how are you like the favorite Democratic sons of New York? Franklin Delano Roosevelt uplifted the very best of America to face the trials of the Great Depression and tribulation of the World War II. In these dark economic times, you promote the oppressed the citizen with the burden of taxation. Paterson, you are no FDR.
You suggested that you might be labeled a Republican. Again how do you compare to staunch Republican leadership of New York’s past. Nelson Rockefeller worked to build the economy well being of the New York while keeping the state well clear of the personal liberties of its citizens. Today in one measure, you seek to harm the pocketbook and freedom of New Yorkers. Paterson, you are no Rockefeller.
There are political parties to which your actions can be seen to further. For your greed and graft, Paterson is a modern Tammany Hall. For your taxation and subjugation of the middle class, Paterson is a modern Communist. The same is true of any in Albany who come to your aid and defense.
“When I travel across the state, I see communities suffering..” Governor Paterson, in the end you ring false.