Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Governor Cuomo Pledges to Further Bleed the Upstate

Don't believe this headline — Cuomo Pledges $1 Billion for Buffalo. Read the words governor actually used, which chilled me when I heard them spoken live over the wireless in my horseless carriage:
    Another key to powering our economic growth is expanding our energy infrastructure. Just as President Eisenhower’s interstate highway project propelled the nation forward in the 1950s, today the energy grid provides critical infrastructure and an opportunity for economic growth.

    We have an excess of generation capacity and tremendous wind power potential in Upstate and Western New York and north of the border in Quebec. We have tremendous energy needs Downstate. Just as we built the New York State Thruway to unite distant parts of the state, we will develop an “Energy Highway” system that will bring excess fossil-fuel energy from Western New York downstate, and also tap into Upstate’s potential for renewable energy, like wind power.
First our taxes now our energy! Not since Nathan L. Miller, who served from 1921 to 1922, has our state had a governor from Upstate! And anyone who's read his Bill Kauffman knows the disastrous effects Ike's Orwellian National Defense Highway System, based on the Hitlerian German autobahns the president saw for himself, had on small town America.

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Blogger Pints in NYC said...

A very robust post! Are you gearing up for the conference?

Of course, as this recent Albany Times Union piece reminds us (yet again), us City folk subsidize you Upstaters:

"The bottom line: New York City and its suburbs give more than they get, and the rest of the state gets more than it gives."

One possible solution? See this link:

January 4, 2012 at 11:29 PM  
Blogger Iosue Andreas Sartorius said...

I knew you wouldn't like this post. I invite you to some "Pints in WNY."

January 4, 2012 at 11:38 PM  

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