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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

MTA Bailout

Yet another plan that has been secretly negotiated behind closed doors; the Senate Democrats appeared poised to support a poorly conceived MTA bailout plan.

The plan will include a payroll tax, so every business owner in a 12 county region can pay to bail out the MTA. The plan will further put jobs in New York State at risk, thus rippling across the state and making this plan a burden for every taxpayer.

If that was not enough the Senate Democrats and the Governor want to make sure every New Yorker pays for the bailout. They want to hold the school districts in the area harmless from the payroll tax by having the state reimburse them for the added expense, which is just another way of saying we will spread the burden around the state.

Daily Politics reported last

Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith emerged tonight from a closed-door meeting with the two suburban holdouts on the MTA bailout plan - Sens. Craig Johnson and Brian Foley - to announce he has tentatively reached the magic 32 number on a "framework" deal.

Which means that it is politics as usual for our upstate Senators, no say and no reward, upstate just pays.
Politics before people! 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

...and pays, and pays and pays.

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