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Should the state Legislature have taken action Tuesday to make spending cuts in the current state budget?

Yes, this crisis requires immediate action 74% 355 votes
No, the Legislature should wait until Gov. Paterson releases his proposed 2009-10 budget 13% 67 votes
No cuts should be made in the current budget 7% 37 votes
Not sure 4% 20 votes
Total Votes: 479

Note: This is not a scientific poll.


November 18, 2008
6 p.m.

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HobbesEsq ( HobbesEsq ) says...

Patterson is a rare leader who is trying to solve a real and serious problem using practical means, rather than pushing the problem into the future, where it will be worse. The Legislature is filled with cowards, who are trying to protect their biggest $$$ contributors.

My only gripe in Patterson's proposal, he hasn't tried to cut any of the $600 million the State and City of New York are giving to the NY Yankees or other projects for billionaires.

November 20, 2008
11:02 a.m.

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annarondac ( annarondac ) says...

The legislature did nothing. They argued. Please folks, we need leaders to stop spending. That is how THEY got US in this mess. Now WE pay for THEIR mistakes and yet nothing is done but arguing.

Absolutely horrendous.

November 20, 2008
11:41 a.m.

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confusedinny ( confusedinny ) says...

It's about time we got a leader who isn't afraid of stepping on toes for the long-term good of the state!

Too bad we can't replace the 'old-timers', who are afraid of losing their cushy perks, etc.

November 22, 2008
3:57 a.m.

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schdy ( schdy ) says...

A lot more would be accomplished if folks weren't so heck bent on getting the credit for something. I was impressed with the Gov. on the Nov. 18th meeting.

Jim Tedisco didn't follow a very simple instruction from the Governor. Please present your ideas in writing. Probably Jimmy was afraid the Governor would use his ideas and not give credit to him.

I like this new Governor


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