Some of our state leaders are generous giving out state (taxpayer funded) cars:
Republican Assembly Minority Leader Jim Tedisco, who's temporarily forsaken that six-figure job to run for Congress in the March 31 special election in NY-20, fancies himself a fiscal conservative/tax-cutter Reagan/Limbaugh type. . . .Why do Assembly members need state cars?
"Fiscal conservative" Tedisco gives out 12 cars -- to himself and nine other members and two top staffers.
Not to be outdone in the hypocrisy department, Governor Patterson, who has asked state civil servants to forgo their upcoming 3% raise, has been caught giving raises to his friends.
Cassie Prugh, a confidential assistant, was given a 46 percent pay hike in late November, raising her annual salary to $125,000 from $85,721 . . .Meanwhile, the New SUNY Chancellor will be making $500,000 a year plus a lot of other perks -- a huge increase over her predecessor -- And the state's judges are still seeking a pay raise . . .
Of course, we cannot forget the federal level of government . . .
Open government? The public will have an opportunity to review every bill? No more pork? How many broken promises can you count here in one minute and 58 seconds of speech?
Real "Civil Servants" seem to be absent among our leaders.
Just Whom is government serving these days?