I've got a bridge I would like to sell you...
From the WTF files: The genius Governor of New York, David "Talk Into My Good Eye" Paterson has proposed the brilliant idea to sell off public roads, bridges and tunnels to close a massive budget deficit.
ALBANY - Warning of an approaching economic calamity, Gov. Paterson yesterday called an emergency session of the state Legislature - and raised the specter that New York may have to sell off roads, bridges and tunnels to close a massive budget deficit...the governor's five-minute speech offered few specific solutions to a three-year budget deficit.
The gap has ballooned to $26.2 billion from $21.5 billion - a whopping 22 percent increase - in just 90 days. Next year alone, the state expects to face a budget deficit of $6.4 billion, up from a projection in March of $5 billion.
Way to keep your "eye on the ball" there Gov! Can you honestly "look me in the eye" and tell me this is the solution you and your team came up with?
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