A Pay Cut for the New Governor

       I’ve written several times about the economy, particularly the difficulties that New York State and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority are having, including the MTA’s Doomsday budget and the payroll tax and tolls.  And I wrote a while ago about New York Governor David Paterson cutting his own pay to help offset the deficit.

       Now, New York State faces a potential $40 billion deficit in the next 3 years – that’s right, billion!  Newly-inaugurated Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he will take a 5% pay cut in response to the difficult times, along with top members of his staff to start the cost-cutting process.  As he stated, “Change starts at the top and we will lead by example.  Families and business owners in every corner of the state have learned to do more with less in order to live within their means and government must do the same.” 

       These salary cuts may not save a lot of money, but they do set the example, and I respect the new governor and his staff for making those sacrifices.  Now we’ll see if the challenge is accepted by other members of the government, such as the state Senate, which took virtually a month off last year.  Perhaps they should each forfeit their salaries for that period…

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Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

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My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park 

Death in The Cloisters (under construction)

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