I don’t want to tell Andy Cuomo how to do his job (too often), but I’ve come to the realization that we’d be a lot better off if instead of plowing billions of dollars into “economic development” over the years, he’d spent it on infrastructure.
We’re a state full of crappy bridges, crappy roads, and decayed municipal water systems, as all of the stuff our grandparents and great-grandparents put in has started to break and break down.
We’re surrounded by second rate equipment, with supposedly not enough money to update it, yet there are millions of dollars to spend on advertising telling us what a great job Andy and his pals are doing.
We have $500 million giveaways on a regular basis, as part of regional “Hunger Games” competitions, and we don’t have a damn thing to show for it.
The economic development efforts of the governor have been a complete failure, which stands to reason considering business stimulation is not the purpose of government.
The purpose of government does, however, include paving roads, fixing bridges, and maintaining the water system.
If all of the money that was passed out to political cronies in the name of development had simply gone where it was intended to, we’d have created jobs along the way as an ancillary benefit to performing the proper tasks of government.
So Andy, why don’t you stop with the ridiculous money wasting scams and just fix some stuff?