It’s not every day you get to hear radical anti-government rhetoric from an Old Gray Lady. But in an end of the year editorial called “Failed State,” the NY Times has called for the defeat of every member of the New York State Legislature when they come up for re-election in 2010.
New Yorkers should be appalled at their failed state government, particularly their corrupt and clueless Legislature. Scandal and irresponsibility have been Albany’s creed for decades. This year, the gang added another outrage to the list: complete fiscal incompetence.
The only solace is this: The entire Legislature is up for re-election in 2010. And unless there is a sudden turnaround ‘€” and, so far, we see few signs of it ‘€” New Yorkers have no choice but to vote out all the lawmakers and start over.
The editorial goes on to cite examples of financial incompetence, scandals and a focus on PR makeovers instead of institution fixes to back up their call to action about legislative inaction.
Source: NY Times, 12/30/2009