Contradictions of NY Governor

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Practical experience trumps theory, no matter how visionary

“I’ve realized that the best teacher isn’t theory but practice. Yes, the vision can sound good on paper or in a speech. Yes, it can inspire. But a good theory does not automatically lead to a good policy. I saw then how dangerous it can be for politicians, Democrats or Republicans, to wage political arguments from on high, with little knowledge of the ultimate consequences of their actions and decisions–and I hold fast to the memory.

Source: All Things Possible, by Andrew M. Cuomo, p. 30 , Oct 14, 2014

Liberals believe that government could solve all problems

“It took the White House and Congress just a few months to establish monumental programs like Model Cities, Head Start, Medicare, and Medicaid, and the Job Corps, and to pass the Elementary and Secondary Education Act that gave federal money to public schools for the first time. Democrats and liberals had a bedrock belief in the idea that the government could correct even the most otherwise intractable problems. They passed laws and established initiatives to ban literary tests at the polls, wipe out rural poverty, and force integration. The gospel was that government could solve all.”

Source: All Things Possible, by Andrew M. Cuomo, p. 18 , Oct 14, 2014

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