Kathy Hochul, Democrat for NY-26 special, thinks high speed rail will double the size of Buffalo

By Sam Foster

All liberal ideas seem to create a massive amount of jobs for Americans. Obama claimed his stimulus would create 4 million jobs. Sounds like a fish story considering the over 9% unemployment rate. I suppose that would explain why 6% believe him.

Like Obama, Kathy Hochul is all about jobs, jobs, jobs. And like Obama and his favorite spending boondoggles, Kathy Hochul is no stranger to exaggerating the number of jobs her favorite policies will create.

After a meeting on NY's high speed rail project, Kathy Hochul tweeted:

Just left a meeting in Niagara Falls about the high speed rail project: exciting opportunity to create a potential 247,000 jobs for WNY.

That's quite a figure Hochul has deduced given the fact that the train's most avid supporter, Louise Slaughter, estimates 21,000 jobs for all of Upstate, NY.

Hochul's slogan ought to be "I'll double the size of Buffalo with choo-choos"


This could be Kathy Hochul's theme song...


  1. That's hilarious Sam-

    Somebody needs to ask this twit who all these people are who will be willing to move to Buffalo without putting a gun to their head- and why lol

  2. Buffalo isn't that bad, but quoting the size of Buffalo jobs with Upstate NY is just bad geography, Sam. Upstate NY is Albany and north, WNY (Western New York) is Buffalo and west of Syracuse/Rochester, which does have a much higher population, thus jobs 'potential' than upstate NY.

  3. @ Steve, your comment looks like something I want to reply to, but I can't be certain based on your grammar. I'm not trying to put you down, I'm just not sure I follow.

    However, it seems to me that you just don't know how NYer's use terms like WNY, Upstate and Downstate. This is understandible, because we use them loosely, they don't correspond with geography and are more in the eyes of the beholder.

    North of Albany, is usually referred to as The North Country, but sometimes Upstate NY.

    Albany can be either Upstate or Downstate.

    WNY can mean Buffalo/Niagara or Syracuse and West. I chose the later, because Hochul is a Buffalo politician.

    So if you don't like my geography, I'm in good company, because the rest of NY is too.

    Regardless, WNY is always conceptually smaller than Upstate NY. The context of Slaughter's 21,000 was Buffalo to Albany, which is larger than the best case concept of WNY.

    It would be a feat for a national rail project to create 247,000 jobs let alone a portion of a state. The point is 247,000 is a ridiculous number to be touting.

  4. Trains are okay, but I like my car much better...


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