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State plan straps agencies for disabled

March 20, 2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo believes his proposed $120 million cut to agencies serving people with developmental disabilities can be accomplished by slashing their administrative and overhead costs....

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Mar-23-13 11:22 AM

I don't know the numbers, but how about we reduce the spending in the prisons. If you break a law, you get 3 meals a day, bed, roof over your head, counseling, education, recreation etc.. all for the cost of nothing. The tax payers provide this. As a tax payer, I would rather have my money be spent on services for disabled people, not people who choose to break the law.

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Mar-20-13 6:25 PM

It would be immoral to help the disabled without first cutting spending elsewhere. The only alternative would be to raise taxes on the wealthy and, well, that's immoral too. So, unless we cut into programs that have already seen the budget ax fall, the disabled will have to fend for themselves, just like the Bible says. The conservative bible that is.

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Mar-20-13 6:22 AM

I have no doubt whatsoever that all the private agencies have excessive administrative costs. But to have New York State pointing the finger is laughable! NOBODY has more unnecessary administrative positions than New York State in general, and the Office of Disabilities specifically! The new Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs is a direct result of a New York Times article, and nothing more, and a huge waste of money. When it's in place, it will grow immensely and quickly as the political hacks running it justify their jobs. Total nonsense, and VERY expensive nonsense.

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