Friday, June 25, 2010

Shocking news: Cuomo beholden to developers, unions & lobbyists

From the NY Times:

Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo, declaring his candidacy for governor of New York, could not have been clearer.

“The influence of lobbyists and their special interests must be drastically reduced with new contribution limits,” Mr. Cuomo said last month. “We will be taking on very powerful special interests which have much to lose. We must change systems and cultures long in the making.”

But as he delivered his announcement, Mr. Cuomo was sitting on millions in campaign cash from the very special interests whose influence he said he wanted to limit.

An analysis by The New York Times shows that of the estimated $7.1 million that the Cuomo campaign has received from political action committees, associations, limited liability corporations and other entities, more than half has come from the biggest players in Albany: organized labor, the real estate and related industries like construction, the health care sector and lobbying firms.

In the spirit of reform, Mr. Cuomo pledged in 2007 not to accept donations over $10,000 from most categories of contributors during an election cycle. But he did not stick to that vow and has at times received amounts five times as great.


Anonymous said...

If you want the same government that you have in New York State and are happy with it -- vote for Cuomo. If not, please, use some common sense and vote for someone else. Voting for Cuomo will keep our State Government exactly how it is now. We need to vote everyone out and start from scratch.

Anonymous said...

exactly who else is someone to vote for? You can't get on the ballot without a hand in your pocket.

Anonymous said...

Rick Lazio

Anonymous said...

New Sfacim, old sfacim, same old scheme.