CUOMO ATTEMPTS ELECTION YEAR BUY-OFF OF RESIDENTS OF NIAGARA FALLS
Already Showed True Colors When he Callously Laughed at Their Financial Struggle, Suggested They Pay Him
New York–September 27th…During a stop to Buffalo yesterday, Governor Cuomo did a 180 degree reversal of his position about helping the people of Niagara Falls as a result of his casino screw up that is costing the community millions. Less than six weeks before the election, Cuomo suddenly changed his tune and announced the state would give a $12.3 million cash infusion to the struggling municipality.
Just a year ago, the Governor received bipartisan rebuke and was the subject of a stinging editorial in the Niagara Gazette for his callous reaction when asked by local news outlet WGRZ if the state could, or should help with financial aid as a result of the casino aid dispute. At the time Cuomo said, “It’s not a fair request. They had the upside…they got paid when the state got paid. But why would I ever guarantee their loss? You know, maybe they want to make up the shortfall to me,” laughed the Governor.
“Governor Cuomo showed his true colors about what he thinks about the people of Niagara Falls and they won’t be fooled by an attempted election-year buyoff,” said NYGOP Chairman Ed Cox. “The Governor’s corruption and mismanagement has touched every corner of this state from Niagara Falls to Long Island. No amount of money from now until Election Day can hide those facts.”
Chairman Cox noted there are many Upstate cities facing financial plight, but it’s unclear where the $12.3 million is coming from in the state budget, or under what authorization.