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Andrew Cuomo – 26 Quotes

 

26 Quotes by Andrew Cuomo

 

I believe we need to attract a new generation of the best and brightest to public service and I believe that government can be a source of inspiration, not degradation.

– Andrew Cuomo


I know how bad Albany is. I know it better than most. I understand why people are angry. I’m angry. The question is going to be, how do you change Albany, what is the plan for change, and then how do you actually get it done?

– Andrew Cuomo


I am against the death penalty.

– Andrew Cuomo


My father was against the death penalty, and that was hard in the Son of Sam summer when fear was driving the desire for the death penalty.

– Andrew Cuomo


The need to understand prescription information can literally be a matter of life and death.

– Andrew Cuomo


I believe public education is the new civil rights battle and I support charter schools.

– Andrew Cuomo


I am fiscally prudent and socially progressive. I believe in protecting a woman’s right to choose. I believe in marriage equality.

– Andrew Cuomo


Marriage equality changed life for people.

– Andrew Cuomo


I am the government.

– Andrew Cuomo


I don’t know people who don’t say, boy the government is working better now.

– Andrew Cuomo


I was elected to come to an incredibly dysfunctional capital and make the government work better, and that’s what I’m doing.

– Andrew Cuomo


I’m in politics. I’m in government, so nothing surprises me.

– Andrew Cuomo


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.

– Andrew Cuomo


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.

– Andrew Cuomo


The essential job of government is to facilitate, not frustrate, job development.

– Andrew Cuomo


Too often government responds to the whispers of lobbyists before the cries of the people.

– Andrew Cuomo


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.

– Andrew Cuomo


If I weren’t doing the politics, I wouldn’t be doing my job.

– Andrew Cuomo


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.

– Andrew Cuomo


People go into politics because they want the affirmation, and they want the applause.

– Andrew Cuomo


Very few people go into politics to be reviled.

– Andrew Cuomo


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.

– Andrew Cuomo


I believe discrimination still exists in society and we must fight it in every form.

– Andrew Cuomo


Lesson from Pataki’s success is: Use the political moment.

– Andrew Cuomo


There was never a war on poverty. Maybe there was a skirmish on poverty.

– Andrew Cuomo


I believe women still face a glass ceiling that must be shattered.

– Andrew Cuomo


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