AS SILVER & COMPANY THROW $100,000 A DAY DOWN THE DRAIN,
BALL SAYS TAX REVOLT NEEDED MORE THAN EVER
A Statement from Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson)
Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) issued the below statement after the Assembly adjourned for the weekend without a timetable on the overdue budget. The Assembly adjourned at 12:35PM on Thursday, April 8, 2010
“Working people, who work for a living and play by the rules, can barely hold on to their homes and are struggling to pay their property taxes. Yet, Sheldon Silver and his dysfunctional counterparts in the State Senate have decided to once again play games in the ‘Land of Albany,’ a land that commonsense forgot.
“We came up here this week, supposedly to pass a state budget. Instead, this dysfunctional and corrupt legislature took the money of working families, $100,000 at a time, and threw it down the drain. That’s what it costs to have the ‘circus’ in town when the legislators are here to put on a public show.
“This legislature’s choice to leave Albany, for the second consecutive week, without taking any action toward the already late state budget is beyond irresponsible. This ethical and moral lapse is a profile lacking courage and represents a blatant and arrogant disregard for New Yorkers, all at taxpayer expense.
“Too many elected officials have thoughtlessly fallen in step with this dysfunction. They are sleepwalking, and in desperate need of a wake-up call. This is why we need a tax revolt and will do exactly that on April 15th! Bring your pitchforks, bring your tax forms, bring your MTA payroll check and join me on the steps of the Historic Putnam County Courthouse on April 15 at 6 PM to say ‘enough is enough!’”