Friday, February 10, 2017

Nonpartisan Contempt

At last night's Legislative Forum on educational issues/budget at BOCES, Assemblyman Chris Friend (R) and Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton (D) were alarmingly in sync on every issue--keep foundation aid, fold restricted aid into foundation aid, take the tax cap off BOCES capital projects, allow schools to increase reserves.... It turns out that partisan politics don't hold a candle to mutual dislike of the governor.

Which gives me a glimmer of hope for the national scene. If the GOP can rid themselves of the fantasy that if they just feed the monster and pet it occasionally, it will grant all their wishes, they, too, might unite with the Dems against a common enemy, and we might actually get something done. Or not.

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