Carl Paladino pulls no punches: Pataki’s a ‘degenerate idiot,’ and Shelly Silver ‘belongs in Attica’
His solution: “I’m going to have to put some people in prison.” Who’s at the head of the list? “The petty dictator and master manipulator Shelly Silver.” The Assembly speaker, he repeats, “belongs in Attica.”
Paladino’s policy prescriptions can be unforgiving, like his platform on illegal immigrants.
He vowed to send the state police into New York City “and every other sanctuary city in the state to pick up illegals and turn them over to the feds.”
Embraced by the far-right Tea Party movement, his slash-and-burn view of government includes cutting state taxes 10% in his first six months and axing spending 20% in the first year.
“I’d go after patronage hacks … and the self-serving and parasitical, privileged class,” he explains.
Pink slips would go to state employees he calls “well-connected brothers-in-law,” “leeches” and “wall-to-wall crooks.”
He’s pro-gun, pro-life and virulently against a mosque near Ground Zero. He expects no support in liberal-left strongholds like the upper West Side and Greenwich Village.