There is only so much money to go around these days and you often find yourself making tough decisions.
But Gov Andrew Cuomo just made a spending decision that I think was easy for him. He has decided to take $27 million dollars a year that would normally go to underprivileged American citizens for college, so he can redirect it to illegal aliens. When are Democratic voters wake up and realize that Democratic politicians are not their friends?
They don’t even like you. They have decided that they were elected to represent people who are in the country illegally.
New York state lawmakers approved a measure that aims to dole out millions in taxpayer-funded aid to Dreamers — who entered the country illegally — attending college.
The now-Democratic controlled New York state legislature on Wednesday passed the Dream Act, legislation that would make thousands of Dreamers eligible for financial aid to attend public colleges in the state. The bill, which has attracted praise from Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, would cost $27 million.
The measure is “a slap in the face for all the hardworking taxpayers who play the rules and struggle for the costs of a college education,” Republican state Sen. Daphne Jordan said of the bill.
Jordan was joined by other Republican state legislators in criticism of the Dream Act, who argued it would unfairly take money away from legal residents who struggle to pay their college tuition.
The bill had been introduced in the New York legislature before, but Republican control of the state Senate had prevented it from moving forward — until Democrats gained control of both chamber after the 2018 midterms.