Tuesday, December 16, 2008
The People's Republic of New York
The Dear Leader of the People's Republic of New York has just unveiled a new budget with 88 new taxes, including an 18% obesity tax on sugared soda. In addition, he proposes lay offs and cuts in services. This is one instance where I am glad I do not live there anymore. When politicians propose new spending increases for pet projects and social programs, they never take into consideration of a what if a bad economy comes along. Patterson, the new governor sfacime of New York, the new El Supremo has a responsibility to keep state finances in line, but obviously, he does not have the acumen or the balls to cut taxes and services. As usual, New Yorkers lose. I wonder if the blind man can see the effects of his folly. Then again, he did inherit a lot this mess, but he's taking the wrong tack.
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