Collapsing State Will Complete Major Public Works Anyway, Says Gov
That Federal money can't come fast enough! But what if it doesn't? Governor Paterson, in his State of the State speech today (the SotS is "perilous," BTW), said "if the Federal government does not act, then I shall" -- in a touring production of Nicholas Nickleby as Jo the crossing sweeper. No, what he means is he'll do his own stimulus, employing local drifters and 'bos to complete work on the Tappan Zee Bridge, the Second Avenue Subway, and the East Side Access. Also, as previously announced, he will tax our asses off.