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Lewis Black loves New York

By Lombardo David
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo got START-UP NY rolling with a little help from comedian Lewis Black on Tuesday.

The foul-mouthed comedian recorded a 150 second rant highlighting the governor's efforts to curb high taxes in the state. The video is available below.

"You think we like paying taxes? We don't like paying for anything," says Black in the video. "We expect street venders to sell us a silk scarf, a phone charge and 20 pairs of socks for five bucks, and they do!"

So what did Cuomo do to accommodate New Yorkers? He lowered taxes across the board, said Black, referencing the extension of the millionaire's tax at a lower rate. "But he didn't stop there," he adds, before explaining the START-UP benefits.

"It's like having your own Cayman Island right on the Hudson," Black explains.

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