Does anyone really think Governor David Paterson could make these remarks with a straight face or without his fingers crossed behind his back?
This is response to Golisano leaving for the sunshine state and lower taxes.
Governor Davide Paterson-
"Well, I'm sorry Mr. Golisano feels that he hs to change his residence
at this time. I understand that people moving out of the state is one
of the reasons that we don't want to raise personal income taxes as we
"(I) was able to cut the period to three years, so I'm hoping
when it sunsets in three years that Mr. Golisano will come back. But
just also to remind everyone, we did have to cut $21 billion over the
last three or four months, and we upset a number of other people who
probably can't afford to leave the state right now."
He is dreaming if he thinks this tax will sunset!