Skip to comments.NEW YORK: Lawmaker wants to cut Big Apple from power; Plan slices state into three regions
Posted on 03/07/2019 11:19:38 PM PST by Steve Schulin
... western New York state ... assemblyman ... David DiPietro [R-East Aurora] ... last month ... introduced a bill that would divide New York into three autonomous regions, each controlled by its own governors and legislatures. He argues that what works for New York City is dragging the rest of the state into economic oblivion...
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
Some people just do not get it. Just goes to prove these closet liberals on this board do exist
Here, below, is an economic, demographic and fiscal analysis of New York State revenue and spending, reported in an attempt to understand how each region fares, in terms of its share of revenues and expenses.
I think the report leaves out two questions.
One is how much state spending at the local level is in the form of state mandated programs the local level must perform, and who asked for them - New York City pols, or the upstate region.
The other question is what role the state government has had in promoting the economic development of the New York City metropolitan region, verses the rest of the state; and what factor that is, if any, on why the upper part of the state has very anemic economic development. Are there natural factors holding the northern part of the state back, that it just cannot get around?
I have been curious for a long time on a “what if”.
What if a POTUS temporarily nationalized the top banks, and nationalized the investment exchanges, and moved them all out of New York City, before setting them back into private hands. Face it, minus Wall Street and its banks, New York City would be an economic shell of itself.
Yet, those institutions make it possible for all the Marxists in New York City to have jobs in places whose revenue is a spin off from the local economic engine of the big banks and Wall Street.
I dont think that the extra senators would automatically be libs though. If youre treating it as seperate states then the senators would have to represent and be elected by, the new states. The political reality is that states like NY, PA, and IL are blue states as a whole, but most of the state outside of the large metro area (NYC, Chicago, Philly) that dominates the state is pretty conservative. Im not sure libs would risk having more republican elected from the new states.
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