One specific argument I make in my campaign is that the Congressional delegation from New York has to work harder to achieve at least parity with the return on our Federal taxes. New York receives about eighty cents for every dollar we pay in Federal taxes. This is a situation that must change and my commitment is to making something happen in this regard.
When you consider the size of New York’s economy relative to the rest of the states, it is maddening to accept how New York gets short-changed. The link to this chart gives you a perceptive visualization of the relative sizes of the states economies. New York is the 3rd largest economy in America and we are deprived of money – our own money – at the Federal level that will legitimately help our citizens.