GOP's Astorino: New York 'Losing Badly' Under Cuomo

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Monday, 16 Jun 2014 02:25 PM

By Melanie Batley

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New York GOP gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino says the state is "losing badly" and comes in "dead last" among the states on every important indicator.

He blames Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the state's deteriorating position.

"I say we're losing, and losing badly as a state because in all of the important categories, we are dead last, 50th in the United States, compared to all the other states," the Westchester County executive said in an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Monday.

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"Highest in taxes — not even close. Highest electric rates. We spend the most on education, the bottom half of results. The worst business climate, worst economic outlook, worst place to retire, worst place to make a living," Astorino said.

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He added that 400,000 New Yorkers have left the state in the last three years, which is evidence that job opportunities and economic growth in the state are declining, as well.

"You go around the Hudson Valley or upstate New York, slow growth at best. Really upstate New York is awful. It's tumble weeds economically," Astorino said. "The governor has done nothing to help it. And so people continue to leave and chase those jobs to low tax states or states where it's easy to retire or start a business. It's not going to happen in New York with these policies."

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