I don’t take Michael Caputo seriously. Michael Caputo went to, I believe, The New York Times and “Capitol Tonight” and claimed he had the support of the tea parties across the state. That is a lie. I’ve spoken with many tea party leaders across the state. Most are outraged at that remark. I’ve heard from people that went to the meeting, that it was a screaming match, a yelling match, and they were upset that Michael Caputo was even there, stating what he was stating.
We’re talking about a meeting that took place in Oneonta. I believe the date was Jan. 30. … He got up and pushed Cuomo’s budget. A lot of people were very angry. I believe it took place at the Neptune Diner, and I believe they were told never to come back.
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I do not. There are too many unknowns. He’s going after education. That is a good thing. That one, I approve of, because 74 percent of these school districts have a hell of a lot of money stashed away. Some things he wants to do are good. But I don’t think he’s going strong enough. I don’t think he’s going after the pensions of these teachers. The tenure part. The unions. He needs to be stronger.