Sunday, February 10, 2008

King Ignores Bush Budget Failures That Affect Your Taxes

I know that Peter King could really care less about education so this comes as no suprise. The new Bush Budget short-changes New York State by $955million by underfunding the No Child Left Behind mandates.
So what does King do? He praises the "good things" in the budget. From Newsday: "While acknowledging Bush's budget needs work, Rep. Peter King (R-
Seaford) said funding increases - such as $219 million for the East Side Access Project, a mass transit link between Queens and Manhattan - shouldn't be ignored.
"Gov. Spitzer hurts himself by not acknowledging that there are some positive benefits for New York in the president's proposal," King said. "I don't think it helps to be blindly partisan and condemn the whole budget."

The missing $955million directly affects taxpayers in Kings district. Because of the unfunded mandates from the worthless No Child Left Behind, our local school taxes will go up again.
The East Side Access Project isn't as important as education. Maybe King should be fighting for the young people and taxpayers in his district to get NCLB fully funded.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Are we ever going to see a Democratic opponent for King?