So says Democrat New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo. New York's Medicaid payments are larger than the State of Texas and Florida combined. (Peoria County is in the process of building a $51 million plus 30 year interest costs for mainly Medicaid patients, unless a citizens group has the guts to file a lawsuit to stop this potential $100 million property tax embezzlement). If you recall, these expenditures for a new nursing home did not need to be approved by referendum because the Democrat controlled board and administration believed the the 2003 referendum "To Maintain BelWood" meant build a new one if the board felt it needed a new one.
I and a few other Republican Board members began to question this expenditure when it was apparently too late.
Back to NY and AFL-CIO union boss Richard Trumka who says "shadowy committees are aimed at depriving all workers-public and private sector--of the basic human right to form strong unions, (note STRONG unions and weak boards), and bargain collectively to lift their lives".
Too bad, strong unions and weak boards like General Government formerly known as General Motors, tort Capitalists like the guys that ran Countrywide Financial now contributing heavily to what appears to be the downfall of Bank of America, WorldCom, Enron and hundreds of other arrogant wealthy elite, are helping lead to the downfall of this great country. Not to mention radical environmentalists and tort attorneys.
Well, good luck, New York, California and Illinois and 545 or so so leading politicians, government costs ARE unsustainable and people are not just crying wolf. Or as often said, "the proof is in the pudding".
Too bad that our citizens are too wrapped up in sex sitcoms and circuses too numerous to repeat.
Chinese citizens, who now outnumber us 4-1 and have a 10% economic growth compared to our MAYBE 2.5%, have a pretty much correct educational system (read up) while too many of our leaders are wimps (includes parents) who worry about a kids "self esteem".
How fortunate all nine of Tony and Lillie Widmer's kids were raised on the premise that if our self esteem suffered we ought to accomplish something worthwhile first.
Thanks again, Mom and Dad. Dad believed in the private sector and generally viewed the bureaucrats as impeding innovation and entrepreneurial progress.