If It’s Sunday…

22 Feb

Today with Buffalo Geek and Buffalo Bean.

Also, check out The Answer Lady’s account of a Sam Hoyt Town Hall Meeting (Hoyt will be on Hardwick today at 11am). She liked what she heard, and she also was impressed with Mickey Kearns, who wonders why the city won’t spend its surplus on things the city needs, like fingerprinting at home break-ins.

Buffalo Bean says I have a “veiled fear” of Pataki running for US Senate. I can state with certainty that no one has any fear of Pataki running for statewide office. After all, in his last year as governor, his job approval was positively Bush-esque, hovering at and around 30%.

3 Responses to “If It’s Sunday…”

  1. RaChaCha February 22, 2009 at 3:46 pm #

    Pundit, I wanted to check out this program of you hobnobbing with your fellow wizards — is there a way to listen online–? I’m not close enough to tune in, and wasn’t in front of a computer at 11AM. The most recent show in the BEN archive is Feb. 8 — will I really have to wait a couple weeks to hear these Priceless Pearls of Punditry–?

  2. JB February 23, 2009 at 11:38 am #

    I think holding back on the surplus is probably for the better. There is ALWAYS going to be some pressing need that we can spend money on. But after watching how so many local and state governments have been hard pressed as a result of the economic crisis – its definitely important for us to be holding onto our surplus both prudently and frugally rather than blowing it anytime we have one.

    Overreacting to a surplus is the same thing we did on the national level at the beginning of the Bush presidency and could – after an sequence of unfortunate events – end us up with another fiscal board a decade or two down the road.

  3. JB February 23, 2009 at 11:50 am #

    Although – of a $90 Million surplus – spending a small portion of that on BPD finger printing is probably a worthwhile idea.

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