Dear Andrew the Pius:
I know that hollering about guns makes for good TV, but it doesn’t exactly improve the state of the State or in any way advance a pro-business, pro-economic growth agenda for the State of New York. But good theater aside, I pulled out my copy of the US Constitution and for the life of me, I cannot find the “deer hunting” clause of the Second Amendment. Perhaps I need a law degree like you to parse the wording in order to decode its meaning enough to see the “deer hunting” clause of the Second Amendment. Because on its face, the Second Amendment says nothing about hunting of any kind.
As we enter a new exciting phase in the State’s long, storied history, this the “Near Bankrupt Phase,” I am surprised at how little your State of the State Address seemed to care about the fact that businesses in New York are doing one of three things – relocating to more business-friendly states, downsizing the number of people employed in order to avoid the onerous costs of Obamacare, or just going out of business in general.
New York State has more people per capita on public assistance than it does people who pay the taxes to finance public assistance. This makes this state a grim place to invest. And many of those people who are taxpayers are exploring their options regarding relocating to a more economically viable state where their chances of financial growth and independence are more certain.
Now, I realize that discussing the economic realities of New York does not make for good television. One simply cannot work oneself into a nice lather over failing economic policies — not the way one can with hollering about high capacity magazines. But, and this may come as a surprise to you, as the Governor of the State of New York, you are not in office to work yourself into a lather, but instead, to follow the Constitution and to act as chief executive of the State. And a state, unlike the Federal Government, cannot print money. A state can only survive if it has a large influx of capital, and that capital comes from a vibrant economy – something that New York is sorely lacking.
So while you holler and scream to the cheers of your audience, New York State continues to contract. While you tilt at the windmills of high capacity magazines, businesses and productive individuals flee.
But hey, at least all those unemployed who remain New Yorkers can’t get their hands on high capacity magazines.