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What do you think of the spendng cuts and tax and fee increases in Gov. David Paterson's 2009-2010 state budget proposal?

Go too far 59% 316 votes
About right 12% 64 votes
Don't do enough 21% 112 votes
Not sure 6% 37 votes
Total Votes: 529

Note: This is not a scientific poll.

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December 17, 2008
8:32 a.m.

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miseno ( miseno ) says...

<sigh> The ones who DICTATE the sacrafices others have to make, NEVER have to make any sacrafices themselves.
They (the dictators) never have to change their style of living one little bit, nor do they have any intention of so doing.
They have elevated themselves to the 'untouchables'.
Social Security is going to increase a bit starting in January, Supplemental Health insurance Companies are increasing their rates starting in January. One can never get ahead or live comfortably with all these wolves at the door.
One ray of light is Obama who wants to eliminate income taxes for people making 50,000 and less which is great! But I bet there will be someone standing right there to take away any perceived gains.

December 17, 2008
11:32 a.m.

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anichols ( anichols ) says...

A "Soda Pop" tax hike... c'mon. What happened to the true American spirit that drove us to The United States. Tea & Soda, there is not a difference. And the reasoning is revolting... "To many fat people!". Revolting I tell you.

And a welfare increase when you can't even afford what your spending now. Get a grip folks!

Here is a simple solution... stop spending! Stop Spending! Stop Spending! Stop Spending! Stop Spending! Stop Spending! Stop Spending! Stop Spending! Stop Spending! Stop Spending! Stop Spending! Stop Spending! Stop Spending! Stop Spending!

December 17, 2008
4:18 p.m.

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annarondac ( annarondac ) says...

What do I think of them? Do you all realize you will have to pay taxes on mp3 downloads? He's taxing internet transactions! So it boils down to cutting services but raising taxes (including Medicaid by 30%). I don't think my post would last long if I really told you what I think.

December 17, 2008
4:20 p.m.

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annarondac ( annarondac ) says...

Oh yes, I forgot, he's even thinking of taxing cow farts. New York State, the Extreme Tax State.

December 18, 2008
10:47 a.m.

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anichols ( anichols ) says...

Since we are paying off our governments overspending, I believe we should should treat this like a loan and demand interest payments from the government.

December 18, 2008
2:09 p.m.

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linda11 ( linda11 ) says...

Taxation without representation!!!! Nickel & Dime us to death & we wont notice Right??? Not that we wont notice ,,its just what can we do about it? We are all at the bottom with our wallets open to the wolfs. Praying that they leave us alone so we can make it through another day. I think a great new idea for a reality show is "Social status swap"!! Lets take one of the untouchables & put them in one of us commoners lives for a month. Lets see how they react to the options Pay our taxes or feed our kids.

December 20, 2008
8:51 a.m.

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ronj115 ( ronj115 ) says...

We the MORONS: Taxation without representation, Overspending, Extreme Tax State, Soda Pop Tax Hike, Dictate. All from the above posts. Who are we talking about? We MORONS KEEP electing and re-electing the dedicated servants who got us in and keep us in this mess. Never mind "Big Oil, Big AUTO, Big Banking" What about big GOVT.

December 20, 2008
7:14 p.m.

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annarondac ( annarondac ) says...

If a person owns a home in NYS but is a resident of another, that person pays taxes but has no right to vote. THAT is taxation without representation.

New York State, the Extreme Tax State.

At least it beats "Go Dacks". Oh, right, budget cuts. Adirondacks just has too many syllables.

 

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