Statement of CSEA President Danny Donohue in response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Let NY Work agenda
November 3, 2011
By Danny Donohue
“The package of so-called public sector reforms put forward under the banner of the Let NY Work coalition — apparently at the urging of Gov. Andrew Cuomo — is another despicable broadside on working people. Their bile is a perversion of reality that misrepresents the facts about very complex issues facing our state.
Obviously, the Occupy Wall Street Movement has Gov. Cuomo and his corporate allies worried and with good reason:
Pressure is mounting because corporations evade paying their fair share of taxes through loopholes and political favoritism, while the superwealthy look forward to an indefensible $5 billion windfall at year’s end. All this as state and local governments continue to struggle with their finances because of state budget cuts demanded by Gov. Cuomo.
It’s always easier to change the subject and scapegoat rather than face up to the ugly truth. Gov. Cuomo and his front group are in the wrong place on these issues, as they talk about shared sacrifice and the common good. Clearly they mean for some, not all.”