A five-day furlough to me is the same as raising my taxes, so why not just raise taxes and let everyone in New York State help Albany balance its books?
In one way or another, we're all responsible for the deficit. It doesn't seem reasonable that only the state workers should shoulder the expense.
After all, the Civil Service Employees Association and the Public Employees Federation aren't the only ones who contribute to campaign funding.
MICHAEL J. MOSTIPAK