2009-04-10 / Letters

Putting The Hurt On Average New Yorkers

The following letter was sent to New York State Governor David Paterson with a copy to The Wave. Dear Governor Paterson,

I am a retired NY City Principal. I can't complain about the way I was living, until the economy ate up my personal investments as well as a portion of my pension. When economic times were good we did not need the help of the State or Federal governments. What we did need was for our governments to protect us from being cheated or taken advantage of by greedy businesses such as the banking, investment and oil industries.

Both the State and Federal Governments have failed miserably. At this point we need our governments to help us from being hurt further. According to today's news the NY State Government is now failing even more miserably by hurting the Letters State's taxpayers on top of the hurt we have suffered by the industries you have not properly regulated. Taxpayers and voters really have to wonder why you would make our lives harder instead of trying to protect us from the effects of your failures to protect the public.

You need to reconsider your new tax plan and try to think about how you are now going to affect the lives of the average people who you supposedly represent. I have to wonder why you, as Lieutenant Governor, and our NY State Attorney General never insisted on regulating those industries which are centered in our state. It is totally unfair for us to suffer for the poor job that our elected representatives have done. President Obama told the auto industry that he won't give them more money unless they try harder to clean up their act. I don't want to give your government any more money until you go back to your budget advisors and try harder to mitigate the hurt that you are about to put on the average, hard working people of our state.


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