Liz Glass on NY Budget Deficit

New York’s Insane Multi-Billion Dollar Budget Deficit

June 21, 2020 — Hi, I’m Elizabeth Glass, a Democratic candidate for NY Senate in Manhattan’s District 27.

Wonderful volunteers and I have been hitting the streets of the district, which includes Chelsea, Greenwich Village, East Village, Stuy Town, Peter Cooper Village, Hell’s Kitchen, Times Square, Columbus Circle, Midtown East, UWS. We love hearing from New Yorkers and the issues THEY care about. 

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Our constitutional freedoms are under threat in New York State. If you share our concerns and you have friends or family or colleagues who live in Manhattan’s district 27, please share this message with them, and ask them to share the message with their local networks, and so on. This campaign is being censored on social media, so please spread the word. 

Today I want to talk to you about New York State’s Budget Deficit:

Prior to the COVID crisis, New York had a six to eight billion dollar budget deficit. Within two months of the lockdown, that number doubled.

Also prior to the COVID crisis, my opponent sponsored 905 bills for 2020 legislative session; many of these bills were frivolous and wasteful. The problem with Democrats like my opponent is their excessive spending. I believe we as a society must help those who truly need it – disenfranchised people of color, people with disabilities, the homeless, our seniors – but there is far too much unnecessary spending in Albany. 

My opponent treats taxpayers like a sugar daddy with an Am Ex Black card. 

For example, Look at this trash can…(in Washington Square Park) $100,000 on these 68 designer garbage cans at a cost of $1500 each when the same non-designer trashcans cost $718.
https://bit.ly/2tl0edX
https://bit.ly/2v5Vz01

To be fair, this is a minor example, but such spending is indicative of questionable budgetary policies. 

Currently, it is impossible to analyze our state’s fiscal situation simply because the numbers are not there: Our state reps do not provide budgetary information written in a clear, understandable, and transparent way. This is a red flag in our state government, and an issue I will raise in Albany when I’m elected. Taxpayers hard-earned money should not be squandered by leaders who embrace excessiveness as a badge of honor. 

Thank you for tuning in. If you value transparency in government, as well as our constitutional freedoms: please invest in this campaign, or volunteer at glassforsenate.com . The time is now. Together – we the people – can take back our government because WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER! And every one of us is essential. 

My Name is Liz Glass a democratic candidate for NY Senate in Manhattan’s district 27. Thank you. 

2 thoughts on “Liz Glass on NY Budget Deficit

  1. Hello,
    I just ran into a friend who works for DOE, is a teacher and said there won’t be school in September if “ Hero’s Package” isn’t passed? Not sure if this is true or anything about it. He said DOE will be exceeding many teachers and they’re encouraging people to retire.

    Regards,
    Stacey

    Sent from my iPhone

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    1. Thank you Stacey!

      Your information appears to be correct. I’m sorry I didn’t get your comment up sooner as you had written it 18 days ago.

      The head of the NYC Teacher’s Union just stated precisely the same thing you said – if the HERO’s Bill in D.C. isn’t passed the funding won’t be there to run multiple staggard schedules in schools at 50% capacity and 25% of students being taught remotely from home.

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