Gov Goes to Bat for Wall Street

December 10, 2009

Gov Goes to Bat for Wall Street

By Carl Campanile, New York Post

There's a new bull on Wall Street -- Gov. Paterson.

"Wall Street is our Main Street," Paterson declared yesterday to applause as he discussed the state's budget crisis at the Museum of American Finance.

While agreeing that financiers should be held accountable for abuses that contributed to the nation's economic meltdown, Paterson complained that the fierce backlash against the industry has been counterproductive to both cash-strapped New York and the country.

Speaking in the heart of the Financial District, he said New Yorkers must support Wall Street the way other states back their chief industries.