- Last Updated: 12:15 AM, June 27, 2012
- Posted: 10:55 PM, June 26, 2012
The Issue: Gov. Cuomo’s achievements in his first two years versus his campaign promises.
Gov. Cuomo is coming back to Earth (“Reading Andrew’s Lips,” Editorial, June 25).
His original statements and actions about freezing property taxes and releasing teacher ratings have been replaced by the real Cuomo — the Democrat.
He talked tough to get elected and to get a positive image with the public, but Cuomo knows which side his bread is buttered on. It’s the side where the public-sector unions call the shots.
I was wondering how long it would take Cuomo to cave. All that bravado when he was first elected is in the past.
Yes, he’s governor. But the powers that run things in Albany wear the union label along with their puppet, Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver.
Like every governor before him, Cuomo learned to fall in line, and nothing’s changed.
Silver let Cuomo know that it was time to stop the good-guy act. The parents of the cheated students are not the people who keep you in office, and kids don’t vote.
That was Cuomo’s cue to jump into the pocket of the union bosses. Like a trained seal, Cuomo joined Silver in the tank.
Why do Republicans support and vote for everything Cuomo proposes? He’s doing a terrible job, yet the public has the impression that he has been a great miracle worker.
Cuomo has been misleading in his claims to have passed ethics laws, instituted pension and education reform.
In reality, he has changed the composition of the Ethics Committee, instituted pension reform that only applies to new hires who won’t be retiring for 30 years and blocked the release of teacher evaluations.
Only in New York could you get in trouble for carrying a 16-ounce soda, but not marijuana, and obesity will be prohibited, but gambling encouraged because we need the tax money.
Cuomo doesn’t owe his popularity to his accomplishments. He owes it to a lack of opposition and a fawning media.