If this draconian tax plan goes through we have to move. Seriously. This is slavery.
GOV'S TAX & SPEND SHOCKER
ADDS 137 HIKES WHILE INCREASING BUDGET TO $121B
ALBANY - Gov. Paterson yesterday socked New Yorkers with a mind-boggling 137 proposed new and hiked taxes on everything from beer to cab rides to iTunes downloads and movie tickets.
The doomsday, $121.1 billion plan represents the biggest tax hike in state history and slashes services across the board - while still increasing spending by $1.4 billion.
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And Bradshaw sent this pearl along: Today's Nic Kristoff column is ridiculous.
Here's the quote that gets me: "One of industry's objections is that soft drinks aren't the only problem. That's true, and I'd love to see a "Twinkie tax" as well."
The nanny staters keep using over-hyped health or environmental concerns as an excuse to climb inside our kitchen cabinets and tax everything in there. Equating soda pop with cigarettes? Sure, and potato chips equal cocaine.
ATLAS FOR SENATOR! I WOULD CUT TAXES. I WOULD TAKE ON THE TEACHERS UNIONS! I WOULD GIVE THE POOR SCHOOL VOUCHERS! I WOULD CUT SOCIAL SERVICES!
I would pass anti-Jihad legislation. I would kill gun control. There
would be no CAIR leadership sitting on any human rights boards.
I promise I would cut entitlement benefits. I would shut bad schools. I would give school vouchers to the poor families. I would lift all restrictions on small businesses - let free markets rein. All smoking in bar bans lifted. No congestion tax. I would not ban transfats from NYC restaurants. I would kill property taxes. I would fire 50% of social service workers - they make up what? One in four workrs in the NYC labor force? Let them get real jobs.
C'mon guys -- what do I have to do? Who is selling the seat? Must be Schumer he is so frickin dirty.
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