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.
This is Prime Example # 1 of why the Welfare State is out of control. The Leviathan just lumbers along no matter who is in charge, spending an ever-increasing amount on silly nonsense and unsustainable transfer payment programs. No one really understands what it spends. The morons in the legislature simply vote for it and when they are called on it, say they are “outraged” over the spending. But God Forbid someone propose a 10% spending cut — a real spending cut. They are pilloried as a hearless monster.
Because attorneys don’t read agreements before they sign them?
“Doesnt anyone on the Hill EVER read whats in the bills theyre voting on?”
They knew exactly what was in it. They’re lying now to appease the electorate to keep/get votes. That’s all there is to it, nothing more, nothing less. Anyone who believes anything else is merely self-deceptive.
Which ones are outraged? The conservative Pubbies or the Leftist ones?
Can’t they READ??? They certainly can lie.
They knew but pretended not to.”
That way they could pass it and then claim ignorance.”
Those Rinos new exactly what was in the bill and voted for it.
BINGO. Your understanding of the facts here is the first post yet to get it.
They saw what was in it and had to pass it. So they lied.
Read the bills before voting!
Our current education system must not teach people how to read. What a poor excuse but in concert with corrupt politicians.
Cue Charlie Brown and Lucy football cartoon.
They knew EXACTLY what was in the bill. This just does not happen. Their leadership knew it, they knew it and the Democrats knew it.
They are blustering with this bullshit because elections are coming up. Just like their national counterparts, they prefer to appease Democrats rather than having to serve their constituents honestly
I believe every bill should be read out loud on the floor in its entirety before our various legislative bodies. It would be the quickest way to work our way back to the “limited government” principle our country was founded on.
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There ya go Pubbies, edited for accuracy.
Never vote for a bill you haven’t read
Never vote for a bill exceeding 40 pages.
While I cannot disagree with you here, the vote the article discusses was in the New York state Senate.
One shouldn’t assume that these asshat politicians can read and understand anything. The criminal class doesn’t need no steeenkin’ reading comprehension skills!
“Everyone always says “read the bill!” What good is reading the bill if its 3000 pages long?”
Republicans scamming the citizenry?
Please, say it isn't so.....
A lot of pants are on fire in New York State.
Maybe someone should actually read the stuff they vote on...Even if a group of them got together and each took a section of the law, it would be better than the pig-in-a-poke approach.
This bill is about spending $31+ million. That pays for a lot of make-work, pacifies a lot of contractors, enables a lot more government employees and gives the appearance of prosperity, at least to those who receive the payments. I’m sure a number of “Republican” supporters (i.e. contributors, voters) expect to benefit from this spending.
Furious they got caught.
It’s all BS! They are backtracking and we are calling them out for it. The pandering rino’s in NY are feeling the wrath of all our protests and we are having them everywhere. They say they are against NY SAFE but have voted to fund it twice.
I personally have been calling out every senator I see and know telling them plain and simple, quit the pandering, you may have voted against it but you have funded it twice and are doing NOTHING to move the repeal Bills to the floor.
We get stronger everyday we just need more candidates to run primaries against them.
Was invisible ink used?
The “I’m too stupid to pay attention” argument?
If the effin’ Pubbies would actually READ the bill (or have their staff read it...) they’d know these things.
Every last one of ‘em need to go.