Downstate Leadership Passing Buck onto Upstate Taxpayers

Upstate Taxpayers Forced to Pay for MTA Bailout
May 7, 2009

“Yesterday’s passage of the MTA bailout is just another part of the never-ending tradition of upstate New York being shortchanged for the benefit of New York City interests. Taxpayers throughout the state will see their tax dollars go toward reimbursing downstate schools that will pay the authority’s debt. Overspending and a distinct lack of restraint and oversight drove the MTA into a massive hole, and now, even in a time of desperate economic uncertainty, the people of my district will see even more of their tax dollars sucked away and siphoned downstate. It is time for these organizations to start accepting responsibility for their actions and finding ways to cut spending, rather than passing the buck.”