I believe women still face a glass ceiling that must be shattered.
There was never a war on poverty. Maybe there was a skirmish on poverty.
Lesson from Pataki’s success is: Use the political moment.
I believe discrimination still exists in society and we must fight it in every form.
I respect the state workers and I respect their unions but we simply can’t afford to pay benefits and pensions that are out of line with economic reality.
People go into politics because they want the affirmation and they want the applause.
If I weren’t doing the politics I wouldn’t be doing my job.
Very few people go into politics to be reviled.
Once you start saying ‘Let’s talk political my own politics my own aspirations’ it can become not just distracting in that it takes time but it can become confusing and frustrating and is this now a political agenda or a governmental agenda.
Ninety percent of the students take the ‘preferred lender.’ Why? Because that’s the nature of the relationship. You trust the school. The school is in a position of authority.
New York State is upside down and backwards high taxes and low performance. The New York State government was at one time a national model. Now unfortunately it’s a national disgrace. Sometimes the corruption in Albany could even make Boss Tweed blush.
Too often government responds to the whispers of lobbyists before the cries of the people.
I am the government.
The Declaration of Independence says when government fails the people have the right to replace it. Well New York State government has failed and the people have the right indeed the people have the the people have the obligation to act.
The essential job of government is to facilitate not frustrate job development.
I’m in politics. I’m in government so nothing surprises me.
I don’t know people who don’t say boy the government is working better now.
I was elected to come to an incredibly dysfunctional capital and make the government work better and that’s what I’m doing.
I am fiscally prudent and socially progressive. I believe in protecting a woman’s right to choose. I believe in marriage equality.
Marriage equality changed life for people.
I believe public education is the new civil rights battle and I support charter schools.