Monday, October 25, 2010

A GOP win on Election Day could spell doom for New York

WASHINGTON - New Yorkers don't like playing second fiddle to anyone, but they'll be lucky to be a backup kazoo if Republicans take over Congress.

The Empire State lives up to its name in the House of Representatives now, with four members chairing committees - and eight leading subcommittees.

And it's not about bragging rights - it's about steering billions of dollars home.

If Republicans win 39 seats in the Nov. 2 election to take control of the House, "We'd get creamed," said Baruch College's Doug Muzzio. "All the goodies, all the earmarks - New York can get that because we have representatives in positions of power. We're talking millions and probably billions of dollars."

Billions is right.

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