Unshackle Upstate Responds to Governor Paterson's State of the State Address

Statement attributed to: Brian Sampson, executive director of Unshackle Upstate

ROCHESTER, NY (01/06/2010)(readMedia)-- "New York is going broke, and people continue to leave the state in unprecedented numbers. Right now the governor is talking a good game, even calling out special interests. But this is just what we heard last year and last year we had the biggest budget blunder in our history! While the governor is right to call out members of the legislature – many of whom have constantly ignored the wishes of their people – he must keep in mind that New Yorkers want their financial burden drastically lowered, period.

This year, the governor must hold the line and push back against Albany's typical tax and spend policies. The majority of members need to join with their colleagues who voted against last year's budget and stand up for their full constituencies and support a budget that LOWERS spending and REDUCES taxes. Anything less is unacceptable."


Unshackle Upstate is a bi-partisan coalition representing more than 45,000 employers with more than one million workers in every region of upstate. Join the Unshackle Army and fight back by visiting www.unshackleupstate.com.