Let's Make a Deal
Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has earned a reputation among Democrats as “Dr. No,” an uncompromising politician who’s been a major force behind the gridlock in Washington this past year. In a Q&A session with reporters after his speech at this morning’s ABNY breakfast, Mr. Cantor said he thinks the Democrats are the ones who aren’t willing to cooperate.
“I’ve not seen the willingness on the other side to compromise and it is always two things; spend more and raise taxes for them, and what we’re saying is, stop, we don’t have the money to spend, and let’s help people and let’s help the small businesses,” Mr. Cantor said in response to a question from The Politicker.
Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor revealed a restaurant named for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s liberal “New Deal” economic policies played a key role in his marriage at a breakfast sponsored by the Association for a Better New York this morning in Midtown.
During an interview with NY1′s Josh Robin after the speech Mr. Cantor, a staunch fiscal conservative, revealed his first date with his wife, Diana, occurred “at a place in SoHo called The New Deal.”
Brave New World
At the ABNY breakfast this morning, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said growing New York’s technology sector is key to improving the state’s economy. She said she hopes to help high tech companies flourish in New York by pursuing new legislation, investment and tax credits, and by supporting the push for an NYU and Polytech applied sciences campus in Brooklyn.
“We are becoming the new technological powerhouse, a viable East Coast sister to Silicon Valley,” Senator Gillibrand said.
In her speech at the Association for a Better New York breakfast this morning, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand promised to introduce a campaign finance reform plan that will take on the super PAC’s. However, with the system as it is she doesn’t think President Obama should refrain from using the controversial political action committees
Senator Gillibrand elaborated on her stance on super PAC’s in a Q&A with reporters after her speech.
“You would never disarm unilaterally. Why would you not be able to amplify your voice?” Senator Gillibrand said. “But it doesn’t mean you can’t fight for the transparency and the disclosure. I think you should have that disclosure and I’m going to fight legislatively to accomplish that.”
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand spoke this morning at a breakfast sponsored by the Association for a Better New York where she blasted the lack of bipartisan cooperation in Washington and announced her plan to introduce a campaign finance reform plan that will take on the Super PAC’s.
“It’s the same sense of common purpose that’s shared in this room today that we frankly need so much more of in Washington. With an economy that has been slow to recover and truly an economic crisis that’s rivaled only by the Great Depression,” Senator Gillibrand said. “What do we see in Washington? Unfortunately, endless gridlock, endless political posturing, endless partisan bickering. I haven’t been in Washington very long, but I’ve been there long enough to know that it is broken.”