Brooklyn – New York City Council candidate and education advocate, David G. Greenfield described the state’s plan to erase its budget deficit by borrowing more money, a scam. Instead, he called for the state to curb spending, which has continued to skyrocket even as revenues have decreased. He slammed the influence of special interest groups that for decades have fought any spending caps that could have prevented this crisis.
“It is the height of arrogance and irresponsibility for the State to borrow its way out of this budget crisis. Spending money that we don’t have is how we got into this mess in the first place,” said Greenfield. “The proper way to solve this crisis is to reduce spending and stand up to the special interests that have controlled Albany for decades, not to pass the buck and the bill on to future generations.”
The State budget is due April 1st. The City budget, due July 1st will be determined by final numbers in the State budget.
(YWN Desk – NYC)