If you have not seen Governor Cuomo in action you are (click)missing a real treat. The guy should be caged with the animals residing in the Bronx Zoo. A vituperous snake is Cuomo, a one time head of Bill Clinton’s HUD agency. During that time Cuomo’s agency was run into the ground; this is telling because he forced Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FHLMC) to buy mortgages from the banks with little or no money down. This led to the housing crisis in 2007. There is no getting away from it.
Andrew Cuomo, the youngest Housing and Urban Development secretary in history, made a series of decisions between 1997 and 2001 that gave birth to the country’s current crisis. He took actions that—in combination with many other factors—helped plunge Fannie and Freddie into the subprime markets without putting in place the means to monitor their increasingly risky investments. He turned the Federal Housing Administration mortgage program into a sweetheart lender with sky-high loan ceilings and no money down, and he legalized what a federal judge has branded “kickbacks” to brokers that have fueled the sale of overpriced and unsupportable loans. Three to four million families are now facing foreclosure, and Cuomo is one of the reasons why.Cuomo has to accept responsibility for the debacle.
But what leads us to the rant on Cuomo is (click)Cuomo’s rant on Rob Astorino, the chief executive of Westchester County. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday criticized Westchester County’s refusal to comply with a federal housing settlement, knocking Rob Astorino, the county executive and GOP gubernatorial candidate, for disregarding the federal mandate. “I used to bring these cases as HUD secretary,” said Cuomo. Yeah he sure did, suing everyone in his path.
Astorino said Westchester has submitted eight studies to HUD that show “the only barrier to housing in many Westchester communities is income. Anyone can live anywhere they can afford in this county, just as in any other county.”
So again, Cuomo has the nerve to tell a county that its housing policies discriminate. Correct us if we are wrong here; Cuomo wants to build low income housing in the middle of neighborhoods where $2 million dollar houses are the norm. Cuomo wants to import drug dealers, MS-13 type gangs, murders, felons and muggers into stable neighborhoods. Taxes would be impacted, firefighters and police would need to be hired to fight the crime that results.
New Yorkers, please “incarcerate Cuomo in the Bronx Zoo, the guy has more in common with animals than humans.
Vote Rob Astorino for Governor on November 4th.