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