For those unfamiliar with New York tax law, the State of New York would have to hike the tax rate on New York City residents. Thankfully, the City Council and the Mayor can’t do it on their own. Cuomo, a liberal with sights on the White House in 2016, wants to appear as a pro-business Democrat. Raising taxes could haunt him now and in 2016. So, Cuomo throws Bill de Blasio a bone and says that he’ll fund universal pre-kindergarten without the tax hike. Sounds pretty reasonable for New York, right? Everyone wins?
Wrong. Bill de Blasio wants to make the rich hurt.
We’re simply asking Albany to allow New York City to tax itself – its wealthiest residents…those making a half-million or more a year.What chutzpah! Allow New York City to tax itself?
Raising taxes on the rich makes our commitment to our kids more than just words. It makes that commitment REAL. It makes that commitment fair. And it offers a promise to our kids that they can count on.
Hey, Bill – if “the richest New Yorkers” wanted to pony up more money to pay for your pipe dream of universal pre-kindergarten, they wouldn’t need to do so under penalty of imprisonment.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Commie NY Mayor Bill de Blasio wants Albany to "allow New York City to tax itself"
sock it to the wealthy...