David Paterson and the Stuff He Wants to Tax

18 Dec

Paterson and his budg-shit, which should be given a moniker such as “The Flee New York Tax Act” or somesuch, have been roundly criticized just about everywhere I’ve been on the vast tubes of teh internets. Even on Twitter, someone referred to it as “Epic Fail”.

There’s one forward-thinking and very well-funded special interest group that thinks the budget is not just dandy, but worthy of praise. This despite the fact that it nickels and dimes the middle class, barely touches the extraordinarily wealthy, and has the unmitigated gall to simultaneously raise spending by over a billion dollars.

Responsible New York‘s founder Tom Golisano praises Paterson for “like, ZOMG, the bestest budget ever“. Well, maybe that’s not a direct quote, but I have to question the intentions and sanity of a Western New York-based organization such as RNY for saying something as patently idiotic as this.

2 Responses to “David Paterson and the Stuff He Wants to Tax”

  1. WNYPMH December 18, 2008 at 8:28 am #

    I think the most frustrating thing to me is that the elected officials can’t see how bad this is for the state’s future. I almost used the words “long term” future, but things are so bad that this is clearly a short term problem. They call it a crisis, but then don’t take the steps to fix it. Absolutely, remarkable.

  2. Eric Mucha December 23, 2008 at 11:22 pm #

    Once again, this is another example of not taking the bull by the horns and addressing the real problem…SIGs (special interest groups). Why would a politician bite the hand that feeds when they could tax a non-diet soda to bring in more state revenue? That way they wouldn’t have to cut the funds to their meal ticket for campaign contributions. It’s so B.S. that it stinks like an Albany lawmaker’s favorite place to sit and ponder their hypocrisy!!

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