Skip to comments.GOP Lawmakers Say They’re Furious After Discovering What Was ‘Hidden’ Inside Budget They Voted For
Posted on 05/07/2014 5:55:39 AM PDT by KeyLargo
GOP Lawmakers Say Theyre Furious After Discovering What Was Hidden Inside Budget They Voted For May. 6, 2014 6:15pm Jason Howerton
Thats the lesson GOP lawmakers in New York reportedly learned after they voted in favor of a proposed state budget that includes millions of dollars in funding for the states hastily-passed gun control law known as the SAFE Act.
Hidden in the budget is a provision that permits the reappropriation of $28 million to fund a gun database and $3.2 million in new funding for SAFE Act staff, the New York Post reports.
One GOP senator, who asked to remain anonymous, said lawmakers were told there was no dining for it. He said he wouldve voted against it if he knew about the SAFE Act funding.
Several Assembly GOP lawmakers said they knew only about the gun-law funding after a state Budget Division briefing, the Post adds.
However, the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association hit back on Tuesday, claiming that Republicans knew exactly what was in the budget.
The Assembly openly debated SAFE Act funding on the chamber floor in public session, NYSRPA President Tom King said in a press release. Everybody knew the money was there.
The release cites a report published on April 11 in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise:
They had to pass it to see what was in it.
They’re either lying or incompetent. My guess is, both.
what the morons in New York can’t read
“Hidden” = they didn’t read it. Disgraceful.
The US Senate is worse than useless. We'c be better off if it could be abolished.
Republican legislators lying about SAFE Act funding in state budget
ALBANY, NY (05/06/2014)(readMedia)— The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association would like to address statements made in a May 6 New York Post article which claimed some Republican lawmakers did not know they voted to spend millions of dollars to fund the so-called SAFE Act in the state budget.
“The Assembly openly debated SAFE Act funding on the chamber floor in public session, “ said NYSRPA President Tom King. “Everybody knew the money was there.”
Proof of this can be found in the April 11 edition of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise:
Gee, maybe they should have read it.
Jackass politicians, you are being paid to read the bills before voting on them. Do your jobs!
Read it? If these politicians had done that, it would have cut into their boozing it up and whoring around time at the taxpayers expense, don’t you know?
Total BS. Anyone who actually believes this crap deserves to live out their life in the police state of NY.
Can they read?
This sounds like third graders telling their teacher som lame excuse for not getting work done
Funny, one would have thought that those idiots could read.
What a bunch of lying feces piles.
Doesn’t anyone on the Hill EVER read what’s in the bills they’re voting on?
Nazi New York !!!
“We have to pass the bill to know what’s in it.”
They should have read it before they voted for it.
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