I have a bit darker view on politicians.
They are bought and paid for by business interests through campaign contributions.
This far too often determines the position.
Since they too do not want to be those hobos you refer to.
Once the position is declared - then "SPIN" gets applied. That spin may or may not be correct.
The eloquent lie "You can keep your doctor - period" was just a nice sounding bold faced lie from a President.
Cuomo fits that mold very nicely IMO.
For those who want natural gas and or builders/workers to go to work - Cuomo quite strongly blew them off.
There's got to be a reason- maybe it is NIMBY - don't live in New York - the filthiest of places I've ever run a marathon in.