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Do you approve of the New York tax plan that will increase the income tax on the wealthiest residents while providing a tax break for the middle class?

Yes 69% 255 votes
No 30% 111 votes
Total Votes: 366

Note: This is not a scientific poll.

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December 8, 2011
11:03 a.m.

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duke1942 ( duke1942 ) says...

The raising of taxes on the wealthier is a proven way to stifle business and kill job growth. Cuomo promised not to do that. Typical political campaign promise that is ignored once they are in office. NYS like many other states needs to get their spending under control. Cuomo should try to style his governorship after New Jersey's Christi. He should wake up, CUT GOVERNMENT SPENDING!!

December 8, 2011
7:48 p.m.

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mrobarge ( mrobarge ) says...

Duke, with all due respect, BULL!!! The whole concept of trickle-down economics has proved to be an abject failure as far back as the Reagan administration ... Want proof??? How about the fact that household wealth -- the value of assets like homes, bank accounts and stocks, minus debts like mortgages and credit cards -- suffered its biggest quarterly loss in more than two years and average household income, adjusted for inflation, fell 6.4% last year from 2007, all while corporations have increased their cash reserves to a record level of 2.1 TRILLION dollars??? Does that sound to you like they're putting their money back into the economy, as the trickle-down philosophy posits???

December 9, 2011
10:12 a.m.

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albright1 ( albright1 ) says...

so....are the millionaires paying their fair share now??

December 10, 2011
9:36 p.m.

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honestabe ( honestabe ) says...

-Class warfare. Redistribution of wealth. That is what this tax represents.
-Replace the word "millionaires" with "incredibly hard working, industrious individuals that have taken huge risks and now employ many people".

-Just exactly what is their "fair share"? 30%, 50%, 100%? Ask yourself, what is my fair share? Am I paying it?

This tax is simply one more reason for anyone with money to leave the state and take it with them. If a person with money chooses to leave, then NY gets no benefit from it whatsoever. Alas, this is what many people have done and will continue to do.

NY is well on its way to being the Greece of the USA.

December 11, 2011
6:10 a.m.

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SchenectadyScott ( SchenectadyScott ) says...

Is it fair to have a public servant not pay tax on their golden ticket pension they receive with health insurance...as they move out of State and if we are lucky they keep a summer home in NY...must be nice not paying your fair share..and abandoning the people sustaining you and not giving back..only taking..taking and taking....we can not keep taking care of this new wealth of the public servants...It must be nice being a teacher and not working a full year, but being paid well over a full year's salary.plus health insurance....we can not all work for the Gov...we are not communists yet...but we are well on our way....

December 12, 2011
2:04 p.m.

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lynnes13 ( lynnes13 ) says...

Great! We have another politician in Andy Cuomo who is a proven flip-flopper. He emphatically said he would NOT raise taxes on the millionaires (actually those who make over $200,000.) because it stifles job growth as those folks are the employers of the rest of us(oh,except for government employees). Then he goes and does it and rationalizes it 10 ways to Sunday! Hmmmm, seems like the real "steamroller" wasn't Spitzer after all.......

December 12, 2011
11:54 p.m.

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duke1942 ( duke1942 ) says...

mrobarge

You neglected to say who creates the jobs, the Great Job Fairy in the Sky!! How many jobs have you created? You take your response directly from the Leftist Hand Book. You also neglected to state the fact that the Democrats have been in charge of the budgets and spending since 2006. Presidents don't approve the budgets, the houses do. Learn some macro economics. Our house values dropped due to the ridiculous Freddie Mac & Fannie Mae actions. Everybody doesn't deserve to own a home unless they work and can afford one. It is the American Dream not the American Right!! The crooked appraisers and mortgage brokers rammed through fraudulent documents, government (Dodd & Frank) guaranteed the loans, and Wall street packaged those 'guaranteed loans' which turned out to have a lot of defaults. You forgot to also blame President Bush. Lots of color in your response, pretty short on the real world.

 

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