Where’s The Beef? Governor Cuomo vs the NY Legislature


I recently sat down with Daren Jaime, host of Bronxnet Television’s Perspectives for an interview about my retirement from the State Assembly and Governor Cuomo’s proposed Executive Budget. [http://bronxnet.blip.tv/]

Governor vs. Legislature in NY— NYPOST.com
State lawmakers are starting to ask a potentially devastating question about Gov. Cuomo’s budget — “Where’s the beef?” He’s going to have to reply with another old advertising slogan — by saying that he “answers to a higher authority.”

The game actually started last week with the governor’s budget release — which brought to mind the old rule that a good salesman “sells the sizzle, not the steak.” With all his PowerPoint slides and talk of a “reality based” budget, Cuomo pushed the “sizzle” of a plan to decrease spending by 2.7 percent from last year.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/who_got_the_beef_qaRPv0XtsAbq9Kqgb8Xv6L#ixzz1DnD1kryQ

About SquarePegDem

A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email FOMB08@GMAIL.COM.
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