Ball: “Land of Albany” a land that commonsense forgot.


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

With the day already costing the State $100,000 and without a vote on the late budget, the Assembly stands adjourned for the weekend at 12:35PM on Thursday

“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!’”

About Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is the Senator for New York State's 40th district. A former Vice President of Exceed International Development Corporation, Ball holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy, is currently completing his Masters Thesis of Liberal Studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University, and received an honorable discharge in 2005 at the rank of Captain after service as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. View all posts by Greg Ball →

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