Self-Described Greatness

The Story

Governor Cuomo recently suggested that he was the most accomplished governor in modern history. Some allowance for exaggeration can be permitted in an election year, but Cuomo’s self-aggrandizement is over the top. The governor has a decidedly mixed record, and his leadership has fallen far short of greatness. 

The Facts You Need to Know

  1. Billions: Cuomo’s economic-development policies have wasted billions of dollars, with little to show for the expenditure. Read more.

  2. Economics: The governor’s relentlessly progressive policies have contributed to economic inequality and stagnation in New York. Read more.

  3. Clark: Cuomo commuted the sentence of a notorious radical convicted for her role in the murder of a security guard and two police officers. Read more.

“New York’s governor characterizes success as a list of new laws and programs, regardless of their results.”

Steven Malanga, Manhattan Institute George M. Yeager Fellow

Twitter Take

The Past is Present

Cuomo’s Pivot By E. J. McMahon (Winter 2012)

“The governor’s tax hike will harm New York’s competitiveness.”

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“Mayor de Blasio has defended NYCHA’s lead paint failures, saying, ‘Thank God there has not been harm done to any child because of the mistakes that have been made.’ That would be news to a dozen NYCHA mothers found by the Daily News, whose kids have lead blood levels above 5 micrograms per deciliter, and many of whom are now in special-education programs.”