Gubernatorial campaign rhetoric L
SCARY!!!MondayOctober 25, 2010
Shortly after I read a great piece in Newsday by
John Hildebrand, ace reporter, I picked up an interview with Cuomo in the NYTimes.
Are they on different planets??
Hildebrand did a wonderful job covering the property tax mess in Nassau…with some folks paying 20% more in school taxes even with budgets that increased “only” 2 and 3%.
I hate to say we told you so?? But we did.
The same anomaly will occur with the Dunce Cap…property taxes going up fast and very unevenly…
BUT a circuit breaker cap on individual tax bills would stop this nonsense cold and the neighbors wouldn’t pick up the tab for what you save-unlike what happened in Nassau and what will continue to happen with a snake oil tax levy dunce cap not pegged to individual bills.
OUR CIRCUIT BREAKER CAP SERVES INDIVIDUALS NOT SIMULCRA.
So did the interview in the Times discuss this horrible situation in Nassau… and all through NYS?
Naw,the probably next governor sent shivers up the spine of anyone who knows anything about property taxes by suggesting moves that would make everything infinitely worse..
No new ideas, no new initiatives, no understanding of the issue…a lot of chest thumping.
What he said was he was going to “equalize” the already sinfully small state aid to education package by taking it away from “wealthy” suburbs and other upstate and downstate communities and give it to “poorer” districts…okay so poor and middle income folks living in so called wealthy areas (Nassau/ Westchester?) will end up paying more than wealthy individuals in “poor” areas…
…AND POOR AND MIDDLE CLASS ALIKE WILL END UP PAYING LOTS MORE ANYWAY IN THE LONG RUN!
What an effing train wreck.
So here’s the newest political propaganda on tax reform…move the crap around… instead of flushing the property tax down the toilet, flush the working and middle class down instead..
Reforming the system SHOULD mean treating individuals who get the bill as INDIVIDUALS and not averages on a graph!
In addition our probably next governor said he decried the fact that corporate leaders (Wall St.? Morgan Stanley? AIG? Lehman Bros??) had ceded power to unions!!! Aka middle class workers!!! COULD I POSSIBLY HAVE HEARD THAT RIGHT?
Okay…so on what planet is this man running for president ? (not a typo)
Is it a planet where the ultra- rich are paying income taxes actually based on their incomes and NOT jumping through corporate loopholes into the billionaire club?
Is it a place where corporations are NOT buying elections?
Is it a planet where the middle income folks are NOT paying 40% of their incomes to keep from losing their family homes and farms at fire sales to weekending CEO’s with huge bonuses from the bail out??
IT SURE ISN’T PLANET EARTH!
Good grief! …and Paladino playing in the troglodyte league of politicians…”Let’s cut income taxes on the wealthy???grunt, grunt”…
These pols have gotten to my very last Sicilian nerve…as a famous and really smart Harlem boss once said to a mafia guy trying to move in with drugs…
“Take that SHIT downtown!”