Run all Dems out of Office
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I doubt anyone views Trump as a serious candidate for Gov. His wealth could buy him the office, but I think voters know The Donald is merely an empty, publicity-seeking egotist. I'd take Cuomo over Trump ANY DAY!
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Cuomo will continue to work for corporate business and the wealthy. He has nothing for the 98%. So even though I do NOT want repeal of the SAFE Act, I don't like Cuomo either. If he runs against Trump, it's wealth and corporations versus wealth and corporations. Frick and Frack. A vote is wasted if it's for either candidate.
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The longer the PSC avoids announcing anything, the worse the news will be for this plant. I hope that's not the case, but then, who would hold back good news if that were the case?
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Initially, NRG announced it wanted to invest $500M of its own money! NRG wasn't asking NYS for a dime! All NRG was seeking was permission to approve its plan, nothing more! Cuomo called a press conference to announce a "revised" plan that significantly pared down NRG's original plan. I don't necessarily blame Cuomo for this, especially if he was privy to how the PSC was expected to rule, but he did use this to make himself look good (typical pol) and NRG really had no choice but to reluctantly accept & support "Cuomo's plan?"
The deal bought the city time, but more importantly, it forces NRG to "re-assess" its long-term plans for the DK plant.
btw, Rallies eventually become useless.
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Umberto, if I recall, Cuomo was not very fond of sexual harassment in NY gov't, and has at least once (but I think it was more) publicly stated that a candidate should resign.
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Phil, I'm aware what the original proposal was. And now that it was pared down to a shadow of its former self makes it evident that WNY is the butt of most jokes in the governor's mansion. "they want what?! HOW many million? Yeah, right, let me get right on that.". Or: "Oh, boo hoo hoo. They don't have much industry, and their population is dwindling. They want me to focus an ad campaign on business starting up there? Oh well.". His primary focus is on the 100 or so mile radius NY has around NYC. No further. We're an afterthought.
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LOCALRESIDENT -Just a reminder that the original NRG proposal called for an investment of $500 million and it would have completely replaced the existing facility. The project has been reduced by at least $200 million (possibly more) and I can't help but think that someone in Albany really screwed up. Will I vote for Cuomo? The mere thought of voting for a liberal Democrat gives me chills, cold sweat and the urge to vomit!
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Anybody who despises state workers and tolerates sexual harassment has got my votes, whether he's democrat or republican. You rock Prince Andrew!
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we also wonder how many voters wish that they would have voted for Carl Paladino, ah if there was such a thing as "do overs"
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people who would vote again for Cuomo, believe Dolce is worth re electing, birds of a feather, they do flock together
American, early on in his term, he actually resisted raises for public employees, which is unheard of from the left. At least there was some negotiation, and not just kowtowing at a moment's whim. There were other moments as well. He does have a way to go though. We still have tollbooths, ironically thanks to his father, and an uncontrollable agency overlooking them. His term wasn't 100% bad, but the latter half more than overshadows the former.
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Captain, that's what a CAREER politician does. One that has the voters' best interests truly at heart won't care who is handing him/her money on the back end. Lobbying should be illegal, and no one should be able to serve more than a couple terms, anywhere. But, we are at the threshhold of Orwell's vision of the future.
"this guy started off his term doing some decent things" Sorry local I have to disagree with this part but you have it right about his train ran off it's tracks. Just the time frame wrong there. It did that when he was in charge of HUD and all that money came up "missing". Probably went to his campaign funds.
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Unfortunately localrez, politics is NEVER about doing what's right, it's all about pleasing as many voters as possible. The main objective for career pols is to get elected again & again. Cuomo is no different than any other candidate/incumbent in that respect, and it's naive to think otherwise. If a better, more civic-minded, morally-conscience, ethically-driven pol exists, then he/she is likely to have a short career, but I'm pretty sure you already know this.
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"It's much easier to criticize rather than focus on the positives." Captain, that's not necessarily true if the positives outweigh the negatives. In this case, I can't even find one, so yes, it is very easy to focus on the negatives.
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Captain, this guy started off his term doing some decent things, IMHO, and then his train ran completely off the tracks with his purely-for-show-only antics as of late.
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Phil, he just gave $1.2 Billion to microchip maker to build a factory in Saratoga county. Compare that with 150 Million to the power plant here, and you can see where his loyalties lie: the eastern portion of the state, close to the lower right hand corner.
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It's much easier to criticize rather than focus on the positives. This is the foundation of partisan politics and why it thrives. Unfortunately, it's also how most news media sources operate, and what motives JD to ask inane questions like this. (here's your cue, joe). It's difficult to answer y/n unless you strictly oppose Cuomo for ANY reason.
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NO-he's worse than his Dad,S.A.F.E.ACT,Dream Act,tax breaks put forth only to further his(hopefully dead)career.Bottom-feeding progressive.
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Didn't the first time and won't the next time either. He is absolutely despicable. Let's see: - illegally rushed "SAFE" Act legislation - illegally cherry-picking SUNY-location business for startup tax breaks - the proposed NYS "Dream Act" which would give OUR taxpayer money to send ILLEGALS to college
To me it sounds like he should be thrown in jail.
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He supports the murder of innocent babies, how could anyone vote for that?
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cuomo is just a liberal. he does what liberals do ! Goof up stuff. I will not vote for him in any election.
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Anyone that would vote for this self-serving moron should immediately seek professional help.
I like some of his positions on economic development but I strongly oppose his positions on gay marriage and gun rights. I also think he could be much more aggressive on cutting taxes and reducing the size and cost of government. Will I vote for him? It depends on who is opposing him. I find it very difficult to vote for a liberal.
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