Andrew Cuomo

(Andrew Mark Cuomo)

Andrew Cuomo
Andrew Cuomo
  • Born: December 6, 1957
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician









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[There are] roughly 50,000 arrests in New York City for marijuana possession [every year]... Of those 50,000 arrests, 82 percent are black and Hispanic... These arrests stigmatize, they criminalize, they create a permanent record. It's not fair, it's not right, it must end and it must end now... Stop stigmatizing these young people, making it harder to find a job, making it harder to get into school, making it harder to turn their lives around. Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs
Denial is a powerful force. Human Nature
Discrimination is not just an ugly stain from this nation’s past. It’s still the reality of the present. Discrimination & Prejudice
Every family in America has the right to live anywhere they can afford. Housing
I choose to bring people together. I choose to seek compromise. Policy & Policy Making
I don't think that this should be politicized. But this is probably naive. In this environment, everything gets politicized. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Panic is never productive. Leaders & Leadership
People have to believe that government can work, and you have to show them that government can work. Miscellaneous
Success is more than doing very well for a few. Success is doing right for many. Miscellaneous
The remote area today is more proximate to economic potential. A fiber-optic cable can go where no road or rail ever has. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
There will always be voices that basically say: Unless it's the perfect solution, we want no solution. That is unrealistic. Legislating & Legislative Process
When you enforce the laws of the state, you don’t get to pick and choose. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
When you get into an airplane, you expect a pilot who knows how to fly. Running a Government is also an expertise. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
A governor can be a very good friend to people. A governor can be a formidable force.
Anyone who says there is not a change in weather patterns is denying reality.
As my Sicilian grandfather used to say, you get more flies with honey than with vinegar, right?
Climate change is a controversial subject, right? People will debate whether there is climate change... that's a whole political debate that I don't want to get into. I want to talk about the frequency of extreme weather situations, which is not political.
Fight as hard as you can, and then understand there's going to have to be some amount of reasonable compromise.
Flooding damage is not customary for New York, especially downstate.
I am against the death penalty. Death
I am fiscally prudent and socially progressive. I believe in protecting a woman's right to choose. I believe in marriage equality. Equality & Equal Opportunity ;Families, Children & Parenting
I am the government. Government
I believe discrimination still exists in society and we must fight it in every form. Society
I believe global warming and climate change are real threats to our planet.
I believe public education is the new civil rights battle and I support charter schools. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
I believe Wall Street needs serious ongoing regulation.
I believe we need to attract a new generation of the best and brightest to public service and I believe that government can be a source of inspiration, not degradation. Government
I believe women still face a glass ceiling that must be shattered. Women
I don't know people who don't say, boy the government is working better now. Government
I don't think anyone would argue with the notion that there have been serious abuses on Wall Street.
I don't think bonuses are always bad.
I have a portrait of Saint Thomas More in my office.
I haven't lost my head yet.
I know how bad Albany is. I know it better than most. I understand why people are angry. I'm angry. The question is going to be, how do you change Albany, what is the plan for change, and then how do you actually get it done?
I never thought I would be divorced.
I respect the state workers and I respect their unions, but we simply can't afford to pay benefits and pensions that are out of line with economic reality. Respect
I think naturally my orientation is from my father.
I think there's a lot to learn from Rockefeller on how to pass legislation.
I want to be the candidate placed on the ballot by the people, not the party.
I was elected to come to an incredibly dysfunctional capital and make the government work better, and that's what I'm doing. Government ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I worked in the Clinton administration.
If I weren't doing the politics, I wouldn't be doing my job. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
If I'm breathing in 2016, I'll be happy.
If there's a silver bullet in the battle to recapture Albany, it is the re-engagement of our citizens. This capital has become a physical metaphor for the isolation and alienation of our people.
I'm a harsh critic of the status quo.
I'm a Queens boy at the end of the day.
I'm going to change everything you believe about HUD.
I'm governor of New York.
I'm in politics. I'm in government, so nothing surprises me. Government ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
I'm not going to allow myself to be pushed politically.
I'm not going to raise taxes; I'm not going to have a wage increase for public employees.
I'm running for governor; I'm not running for a legislative office.
I'm sort of the Antichrist to the Conservative Party.
I'm very big on focus.
It's time for the people of the Empire State to strike back. Time
It's troubling for me as a Catholic to be at odds with the church.
I've been not only articulating the dissatisfaction with Albany, I've been acting on it. I've been very aggressive in bringing public integrity cases and public corruption cases and bringing cases against sitting legislators.
Lesson 1 from Spitzer: Don't alienate the legislature on Day 1.
Lesson from Pataki's success is: Use the political moment. Success
Marriage equality changed life for people. Life ;Equality & Equal Opportunity ;Families, Children & Parenting
My father was against the death penalty, and that was hard in the Son of Sam summer when fear was driving the desire for the death penalty. Death
New York State is upside down and backwards; high taxes and low performance. The New York State government was at one time a national model. Now, unfortunately, it's a national disgrace. Sometimes, the corruption in Albany could even make Boss Tweed blush. Time ;Government
Ninety percent of the students take the 'preferred lender.' Why? Because that's the nature of the relationship. You trust the school. The school is in a position of authority. Nature ;Trust
Once you start saying, 'Let's talk political, my own politics, my own aspirations,' it can become not just distracting in that it takes time, but it can become confusing and frustrating, and is this now a political agenda or a governmental agenda. Time ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
People are rightfully upset about Wall Street abuses and excess.
People go into politics because they want the affirmation, and they want the applause. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
People who assume I want to run for elected office may be dealing from a bad assumption.
Politicians are good listeners. Because if they're not, they aren't politicians for very long.
The Declaration of Independence says when government fails, the people have the right to replace it. Well, New York State government has failed and the people have the right, indeed the people have the the people have the obligation, to act. Government
The essential job of government is to facilitate, not frustrate, job development. Government
The need to understand prescription information can literally be a matter of life and death. Life ;Death
The other states look to New York for the progressive direction.
The time has come to return integrity, performance and dignity to New York and make it the Empire State once again. Time
There are 10,000 local governments in the state of New York. Ten thousand! Town, village, lighting district, water district, sewer district, a special district to count the other districts in case you missed a district.
There is also something called the Legislature. There is something called the press. There is something called people. These are all different players on the stage.
There is energy and power in a crisis. Power
There is no dispute that Albany needs to be changed. There is no dispute that the current situation in Albany is untenable. Nobody knows that better than I do.
There was never a war on poverty. Maybe there was a skirmish on poverty. War & Peace
There's a rhythm to the legislative session and there are rhythms to legislative sessions. So I think that's very important to take into consideration when you are deciding what to do when.
There's no such thing as a 100-year flood.
To be clear... no one is above the law.
Too often government responds to the whispers of lobbyists before the cries of the people. Government
Very few people go into politics to be reviled. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
What made Manhattan Manhattan was the underground infrastructure, that engineering marvel.
When you try to communicate too many ideas, sometimes you wind up communicating nothing.
Whether you voted for me or not, going through the Democratic process had made me a better candidate. I am a smarter, better candidate.
You can be a lender who wants to compete and have a better product, but you just can't get to the students. The schools are controlling the access to the students.
You know, you cut taxes for the rich sometimes and it sits in a bank account. You cut taxes for the middle class, they will spend the money. Money, Coins & Minting