2008_11_dpat1.jpgGovernor David Paterson, frustrated by not getting a deal for the state's troubled budget before today's special Legislative session, described state lawmakers as being "out of touch," according to NY1. Paterson said, "Looking at Albany, and Albany not being able to cut $2 billion off of a $15 billion problem that has to be addressed in four months is more than irresponsible, it doesn't make any sense." He is particularly unhappy with Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R), who will introduce Paterson's unpopular budget cuts for a vote without offering any ideas of his own for cuts. For the record, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver didn't offer any ideas for budget cuts either, and Paterson told the Post, "I'm not going to take the blame if we come out of the session without a budget-cutting package."