"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have"
Thomas Jefferson

Monday, December 15, 2008

Tax and Spend the Government Way!

E. J McMahon wrote today, 
"the late U.S. Sen. Russell Long observed, the default position of most Americans is “don’t tax me, don’t tax thee, tax that fellow behind the tree.”
The Working Families Party, who caims most of the credit for flipping the New York State Senate to Democrat control (at least they hope) and was instrumental in both Aubertine victories, wants New York Legislators to pay close attention to their poll.

Their poll released today claims New Yorkers support increasing taxes on higher wage earners and a continuance on the merry way of government spending for schools and medicaid programs. Just to be clear, those are likely two of three possible areas to make any meaningful cuts, the other would be state employment and you can bet they will oppose that move as well.

So, WFP, through an absurd poll that does not address any reduction in spending without fear mongering attached to it, endorses continued spending and taxing people with no proposal for cuts.

This is a recipe for disaster, sooner or later without spending cuts New York State government will have to tax every working person in order to maintain their spending habits. Many S corporation (small business) business folks are likely to be swept up in this gimmick between their earnings and that of their businesses. 

Face it, with people like this in control of state government there will be no spending cuts and only increases in taxes and fees, for proof turn to NY Daily Balance as they address Paterson's "fat tax."

The last person out of New York, please turn the lights off.


Anonymous said...

It was disappointing to hear the Gov's plans, released today, calling for more taxes. Before any spending cuts are seriously discussed, we already have specific tax increases on the table. Why am I not surprised? The Empire State continues to roll along, business as usual. I can hear the teachers giggling as I drive by the school. But I'm a government employee so I'm fine with it.

Stupid taxpayers, and voters, will never learn. I told you so. Many times.

Dan Francis said...

The trouble with the "last person" turning out the light in NYS is that when faced with any kind of project [especially road work] is that we end up with 1 or 2 working actually working on the problem, and 5 of 6 standing around supervising them ...

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