- Posted August 9, 2013 by
Watertown, New York
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NY Gov. Cuomo Got $100,000 From Developer, Then Signed Law Giving It Big Tax Breaks
"An aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, says it's 'beyond reckless' to suggest he was influenced by donations.
Companies related to to Extell Development Co. happened to contribute $100,000 total to the governor's campaign on the day state legislators passed a bill outlining breaks for developers including Extell."
Of course not. Besides, it's not illegal, is it? Wrong, yes, but not illegal.
It would seem that 2 checks to Cuomo and a bill signed that favors the people writing the checks is a stretch to believe it's coincidence.
But then, this is the way business gets done in Albany and in Washington DC.
Are Americans going to continue to be OK with this?
It's a bribe, but then I'm not a lawyer.
And when you look at who writes the laws with the loop holes that allow for such behavior, this behavior is not illegal. It should be, but as so much of this we see, it's not punishable by jail time.
We saw that Cuomo rescinded the millionaire's tax so millionaires wouldn't leave NYS. The he cut education funds and asked local taxpayers to pay more in property taxes up to the cap he imposed which made school districts hold bake sales to raise the difference.
And this Governor hopes to run for President in 2016?
If Hillary doesn't, Cuomo seems to be a good fit with the corruption we see in DC. He won't miss a step when he gets off the plane in our nation's capitol.