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Since: Jan 07

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#1 May 5, 2010
The private sector work force employed at State agencies HAS indeed seen raises the past few years. Annual raises are built into every state consultant contract. IT managers with no IT background surround themselves with overpriced barely competent consultants. Many of whom are trained by a state worker. most of us could leave the state for private IT work tomorrow. The state has looked to privatize IT since the Patatki administration. Patterson will succeed where Pataki failed.
Patterson decisions are consistent with a governor that has been misguided, misinformed or just plain incompetent or corrupt. Companies like Keane and CMA have made millions from the state for IT services and training. Will their money be frozen also?
Nothing more than a lameduck Governor, acting without any reason to consider the political consequences. End all Consultant contracts TODAY and force them all to be re-bid with NO built in annual raises. To the surprise of many, the State would continue to function. Managers that are not affected by furlough want the consultants. That's the message trickling up to the Commissioners. So the Gov dismisses what the Unions say. Go ahead furlough. When the Savings aren't there what happens to Patterson? Nothing...lame duck Gov..
Rocket Scientist

Brooklyn, NY

#2 May 8, 2010
Hello .......... aren't you creating a domino effect! Ppl loose their houses cuz they can't pay their mortgage, the school then suffers because ain't nobody paying school taxes on the house that was just repossessed, local business suffers because we ain't spending our money!
Ya no what I say INCREASE your NYS with holdings and fire the mf who ain't doing THEIR job. Your hitting the wrong people.
Slappy Sanchez

White Plains, NY

#3 May 8, 2010
Never met a state worker who is worth sheet.

“puff puff pass i will”

Since: Aug 09

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#4 May 8, 2010
wat da heck is a Furlough?
VOTE EM ALL OUT NOVEMBER

New Paltz, NY

#5 May 10, 2010
Patterson is a moron. He is trying to balance the budget like a 7th grader in Home Economics class. It does not work like that when you are running a state. November, vote 'em all out.
Trade Unionist

Englishtown, NJ

#6 May 10, 2010
Lay off the lazy CSEA "workers"....just hire more trade union workers. We're doing their work anyways! Thank TAXPAYERS

“puff puff pass i will”

Since: Aug 09

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#7 May 10, 2010
yoda420 wrote:
wat da heck is a Furlough?
I retract my statement. I was high.
learn it

New York, NY

#8 May 11, 2010
Trade Unionist, you are CLUELESS.
Jimmy Crack Corn

Lynbrook, NY

#9 May 11, 2010
For those wondering if this country will turn out like Greece, please put the pictures of the protests in Greece and the pictures of the protests in New York State side by side and stop wondering.

We are already there.
PLOPPPP

Brooklyn, NY

#10 May 11, 2010
Slappy Sanchez wrote:
Never met a state worker who is worth sheet.
You say that now, but just wait until you need a load of manure!

Since: Aug 09

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#11 May 11, 2010
Trade Unionist wrote:
Lay off the lazy CSEA "workers"....just hire more trade union workers. We're doing their work anyways! Thank TAXPAYERS
Oh yeah...good idea. Trade one set of lazy workers for another.

Look at what is happening in Greece and see a reflection of what will happen here if we keep going down the road we are heading down.
Stu

New York, NY

#12 May 11, 2010
Give them (the union and its members) the option of either a furlough or 20% of the workforce being let go.

Don't allow the union to do to New York State what the UAW did to Chrysler and GM.
Jimmy Crack Corn

Lynbrook, NY

#13 May 11, 2010
What the union is really afraid of is that we'll cut their pay and time by 20%, but no significant loss will be felt in terms of productivity.
ZerObama

AOL

#14 May 11, 2010
The first State job to go should be The Governor. NYC, LI and Westchester are supporting NY State. Businesses are choked out of Upstate NY and people can't find jobs there.
Paterson is a tool. He is one step below being a Biden.
John Gottis Corpse

New York, NY

#15 May 11, 2010
ZerObama wrote:
The first State job to go should be The Governor. NYC, LI and Westchester are supporting NY State. Businesses are choked out of Upstate NY and people can't find jobs there.
Paterson is a tool. He is one step below being a Biden.
Didn't Hillary promise to bring tens of thousands of jobs to the Buffalo area?
shameless-li

Denver, CO

#16 May 11, 2010
most state workers working 8 hour days can probably get the job done in 4 hours if they actually worked.
instead of a one day a week furlough, the state and union should be cut 20 hours to make it a part time job.
part time jobs don't require that any benefits need to be paid. just look at all the money the state would save on that alone.
plottmasteram

Union City, NJ

#17 May 11, 2010
Jimmy Crack Corn wrote:
For those wondering if this country will turn out like Greece, please put the pictures of the protests in Greece and the pictures of the protests in New York State side by side and stop wondering.
We are already there.
Everybody's 401k contributed towards Greece's bailout this week.
george carlin

Amityville, NY

#18 May 11, 2010
State workers should shut up! The problem is them along with police officers and teachers get paid for the rest of their lives. The main problem is the pension system. The cost of these defined benefit plans is astounding. Private sector companies do not provide this benefit as it is bad business. Save your own damn money for retirement. New hires should not get this outrageous benefit and no elected official should have it period! While I am on it why should these prick elected officials get to donate my(our) money to fix up a park, building etc. and then get their name on it?
Just Saying

Laurel, MD

#19 May 11, 2010
John Gottis Corpse wrote:
<quoted text>
Didn't Hillary promise to bring tens of thousands of jobs to the Buffalo area?
Just drove up to Buffalo last week to bring my daughter home from college for the summer. It's a very depressing city, and only a shadow of what it used to be, like much of upstate. New York is such a magnificent state, and it is painful to see what years of political corruption, greed and mismanagement have done to it.
ZerObama

AOL

#20 May 11, 2010
John Gottis Corpse wrote:
<quoted text>
Didn't Hillary promise to bring tens of thousands of jobs to the Buffalo area?
She ignored Buffalo like she ignored Monica.

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