Scotty: There’s an old, old saying on earth, Mr. Sulu: “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.”
Chekov: I know this saying. It was invented in Russia.
Star Trek: Friday’s Child 1967
I keep hearing on Morning Joe how Andrew Cuomo is making NY more business friendly. I’m having trouble reconciling that with this story out of NY:
The $2 billion income tax increase isn’t due to expire until 2014, but that’s an election year. The proposal being considered in closed-door talks was first revealed last week by The Associated Press citing officials close to the talks who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to divulge the effort.
Hold on a minute. A $2,000,000,000 income tax increase? That can’t be so. This is the state of Andrew Cuomo, the model of making NY business friendly, famed Conservative Joe Scarborough said so. He certainly doesn’t have his fingerprints on this …
On Sunday night, Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos said extending the income tax on millionaires is Cuomo’s idea.
…ok maybe he DOES but apparently I’m looking at this the wrong way. this isn’t really a tax increase, it’s a TAX CUT.
Cuomo then passed a supposedly temporary tax on high-earning New Yorkers that was due to end next year, but now, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reported Thursday, that’s not going to happen.
“There will be an extension of the surcharge set to expire next year,” Cuomo said Thursday.
And when asked at if that wasn’t hypocritical, given his prior no-new-taxes positions, Cuomo tried to paint the tax hike as a tax cut, since the budget also provides the middle class with a $350 child tax rebate.
“Some taxes go up, yes, and others go down and the net is they go down. That’s why it’s a tax cut,” Cuomo said.
I’m going to give the last word to Chris Christie who said this about democrats and tax increases last year on the campaign trail:
“35 years ago we didn’t have an income tax in NJ no income tax like right here in NH, we had no income tax and Governor Brendon Byrne, a democrat said: If you just give me a small income tax, a little one, I will lower your property taxes, we had the highest property taxes in America back in 1977 so 35 years later, what have we got? We’ve STILL got the highest property taxes in America and the income tax that started at 2% under governor Byrne is now 9%”
Anyone who believes or says he believes a temporary tax hike proposed by a democrat is actually temporary is either a fool or a con man.
Hey lets elect this Cuomo guy president!
Update: Of course you have a much better chance of lower taxes if you are bringing a certain television show that they governor likes.
If I can find 14 people to kick in that $20 to get that $300 weekly paycheck tit would be better friday, and if I got at least 5 people then I’d beat my worst week ever which is something.
So if you’d like fell free to hit DaTipJar below, unlike Cuomo you know what you’re buying.