Protests planned to push for federal tax hikes for wealthy

Friday, November 30, 2012
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— Protests are planned for New York City, the Southern Tier and the Hudson Valley to push New York’s congressional delegation to support higher federal taxes for the wealthy.

The mix of community activists, student groups and unions plan Saturday events.

They include a “people’s yacht trip” on the Staten Island Ferry, the sale of toy luxury cars at a farmers’ markets in Kingston, speeches by people who say they’re millionaires willing to pay higher taxes in Corning, and a teach-in at a Binghamton book store. A banner is scheduled to be draped over Interstate 84 in Beacon calling for middle class tax relief and ending tax breaks for the wealthy.

Several senior Republican congressmen are breaking ranks with others who’ve pledged to oppose tax increases.

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November 30, 2012
5:34 p.m.
albright1 says...

What's plan B? After we tax the rich more and it doesn't work to eliminate the deficit, what do we do next year? Increase taxes on those son of a bitch rich people again? It won't work next year either. We the American people elected a President who wants to spend way more than we take in. I believe his supporters should then "pony up" and agree that everyones taxes should go way up to pay for the spending.

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