Cuomo blames state legislature for chasing businesses out of NY

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From NY Post: Gov. Andrew Cuomo blamed the state legislature for chasing businesses out of New York and giving the state a bad reputation for business — after pointing out that state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli once sat as a member of that legislature.
The criticisms, which called on lawmakers to take a good look at themselves in the mirror, came days after DiNapoli criticized Cuomo’s economic development plans in an audit claiming that unqualified businesses drew tax breaks.

Gov. Know-it-all Cuomo

Gov. Know-it-all Cuomo


“He’s dead wrong and he should educate himself,” Cuomo told reporters asking about the findings during a press conference announcing Geico would add 600 jobs in Buffalo. He then went on to criticize hometown lawmakers.
“The comptroller was in the legislature and sat in that Assembly, as did members of the Western New York delegation, where New York and Upstate and Buffalo hemorrhaged jobs, hemorrhaged jobs. We had people leaving Buffalo on a daily basis and all they did was make it worse by raising taxes and they stifled businesses and stifled New Yorkers. We’ve reversed that. Now we have to incentivize and compete with other states to get those jobs back. Frankly, the New York State Legislature should look long and hard in the mirror about what they did to Upstate New York.
While Cuomo and his economic czar Howard Zemsky have rebutted DiNapoli’s findings, the comptroller has remained steadfast about his claims that tax breaks were given to businesses that didn’t deserve them.
DiNapoli’s audit of Start-Up New York is one of many criticisms publicizing flaws in the state’s economic development programs, including the Buffalo Billion, which is under federal investigation thanks to US Attorney Preet Bharara.
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Mr Graves
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Mr Graves

Liberalism is a mental disorder. Need I say more?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Déjà vu… America caused socialist Venezuela’s economic woes too!comment image

truckjunkie
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truckjunkie

If I had a business in NY,they wouldn’t HAVE to chase my business out-I’d have it loaded up and on the road outta there in a matter of HOURS.

Steven Broiles
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Cuomo actually is right, but there’s MORE than enough blame to go around. Ever since Nelson Rockefeller was Governor, New York State has been business-hostile, especially to small businesses. The Finger Lakes Region has largely depopulated, as has Buffalo.
And there is ANOTHER cause of the depopulation of New York State: contraception and abortion. But that’s been going on for 50 years.

Kevin Lankford
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Kevin Lankford

It is my understanding that new york has the highest taxes in this country, on every thing. Only the mega rich, the caterers to the mega rich, and the homeless can afford to live there.

Glenn47
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Glenn47

New York did it to themselves by electing, then reelecting those that were involved in self interest and not what was the best for the state.

Dave
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Dave

I blame the person responsible.
Cuomo himself.
Nobody pointed a gun to his head and forced him to sign those business-killing bills into law.

Dr. Eowyn
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It is amusing to see two Demonrats point the finger of blame at each other. Usually they blame Republicans.

Dave
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Dave

LOL – It reminds me of commies and fascists pointing accusatory fingers at each other.
Pot, meet kettle.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

“Why yeah, I know they bribed me not to vote for the bill, but THEY paid twice as much and you knew I was crooked when I took your bribe”.

ManCavePatriot
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ManCavePatriot

This is the remnants of Sen. Hillary Clinton, and her great promises to the people of upstate NY. She’ll do for America what she did for them……..nothing.

stlonginus
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And before Hitlary did nothing for NY, she made sure JFK Jr. wasn’t able to do anything for NY either. Hazy night & poor visibility my foot. As per usual, no photos of the plane, bodies immediately cremated, move along folks, the authorities are in charge.