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Cuomo sells New York, and himself
NY Daily News ^ | april 23, 2013 | bill hammond

Posted on 04/29/2013 3:41:00 PM PDT by lowbridge

Gov. Cuomo’s nose must grow a little longer every time the state’s latest commercial message hits the airwaves — which is quite a lot recently.

“Welcome to the new New York State,” the voiceover intones, “where cutting taxes for families and businesses is our business.”

The spot, which is supposed to spark business investment, goes on to declare that Empire State companies have saved more than $2 billion through “reduced taxes and lowered costs.”

That middle-class tax rates have been cut “to the lowest rate in 60 years.”

That the state is creating “tax-free zones for business startups.”

And that the economy has “created tens of thousands of new businesses.”

None of these cherry-picked factual statements is false, exactly. But the overall message distorts economic reality badly enough to make Don Draper of “Mad Men” blush.

In fact, New York’s business tax climate ranks dead last among the 50 states, according to the latest analysis from the Tax Foundation.

In fact, a lot of the tax savings for business took the form of breaks targeted to a lucky few, which simply shift the burden to other taxpayers.

In fact, the middle-class tax rate cuts touted in the commercial resulted in token savings — worth maybe a few hundred dollars for most families.

In fact — regardless of how many businesses started up — the state’s job creation rate is even more sluggish than that of the country as a whole.

The inconvenient truth is that Cuomo’s latest budget makes the situation worse, not better. It modestly reduces some business taxes and calls for sending $350 “rebate” checks to taxpayers with young children shortly before next year’s election.

At the same time, however, Cuomo chose to prolong tax surcharges on utilities and high-income individuals that were supposed to expire

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: cuomo; newyork

1 posted on 04/29/2013 3:41:00 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Oh yeah. The New New York... the wife and I break out in genuine laughter every time we see that one.


2 posted on 04/29/2013 3:43:29 PM PDT by Kenton
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To: lowbridge

He’s a liar like his father when he was gov of NY. Dynasty mindset. Bad tree=bad apple.


3 posted on 04/29/2013 3:51:35 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Kenton

Shure, they’ll cut your taxes, unfilled your business becomes established. Then bend over, and don’t expect any vasilene.


4 posted on 04/29/2013 3:52:52 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: lowbridge

I’ve seen that ad several times and I laugh everytime I see it.


5 posted on 04/29/2013 3:54:53 PM PDT by Retired Chemist
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To: Retired Chemist
I’ve seen that ad several times and I laugh everytime I see it.

No kidding, huh?

6 posted on 04/29/2013 3:55:38 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: lowbridge

Is Andrew “Evil eyes” Cuomo on drugs? None of what he said is true here. Taxes are absolutely freakin’ insane in New York. Friends of mine pay $12,000 a year in property taxes just for a small house on Long Island. And that’s just property taxes and don’t even get me started on New York city, which besides having to deal with it being run under a despot, you constantly constantly have the city doing everything they can to steal every last cent from you. I moved out last year, I couldn’t take it anymore. I was working basically to support the city and in return I get this psychotic despotic midget dictating to me on almost every aspect of my life.


7 posted on 04/29/2013 3:56:08 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Retired Chemist

It’s unreal, they just absolutely BS the public and being that we no longer have a GOP but a RINO party, nobody calls them on it.


8 posted on 04/29/2013 3:58:06 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: lowbridge

The “New New York” commercial is just like Obama’s campaign promise to lower taxes....


9 posted on 04/29/2013 3:58:17 PM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: lowbridge

nanny state bump for later.....


10 posted on 04/29/2013 3:59:02 PM PDT by indthkr
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To: lowbridge
More accurate headline would be: Cuomo Sells New York Down the River

BTW, the first time I saw that NY commercial, I literally laughed outloud!

11 posted on 04/29/2013 4:00:04 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: lowbridge
sells OUT New York is more like it...
12 posted on 04/29/2013 4:08:46 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: lowbridge

I learned last night via a nyc business man that NY City has a “new business tax” that any new business must pay in it’s first year.


13 posted on 04/29/2013 4:09:20 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: presently no screen name

“Bad tree=bad apple.”

Matthew 7:15-20

15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.


14 posted on 04/29/2013 4:09:59 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Cuomo is shacked up with his girlfriend, a governor setting a horrible example for the unwed mothers of his state. He rammed through homosexual marriage, and he eagerly taxes the so-called rich.

What a pitiful excuse for a man he is.


15 posted on 04/29/2013 4:20:29 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: lowbridge

Good laughs here in Texas for a former NYC commuter from Connecticut.


16 posted on 04/29/2013 4:29:09 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: LurkedLongEnough

CUOMO’S a HOMO. This FRAUD is just another democrat playing like he’s for the poor man. Total BS


17 posted on 04/29/2013 4:40:57 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: lowbridge

A family member moved to Fl this year, where we have no income tax, from NY. They earned a couple of thousand dollars on a w-2 in NYC. I told them I’d help them with their taxes.

I kid you not. The state return was 16 pages long, full of unintelligable figures, and after it was kicked back 3 times because the figures didn’t match, we just gave up. We spent weeks on it. It wasn’t just “dropping down zeroes” or easy calculations. We were multiplying numbers out to four figures and dividing them and whatnot. For a lousy 2K on a simple w-2. It was unbelievable.

She said, I am never, ever, ever, going to move back to NY again. And I’m certainly never going to earn any money there. Ever.

And just think, the Dems think we should ALL live like that.


18 posted on 04/29/2013 5:00:23 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: heye2monn

Yes, she is a Food Channel reject. She admitted in an interview that she had a drug problem... bigtime... when she was younger. They probably both are on dope.

LLS


19 posted on 04/29/2013 6:15:56 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Just remember: sixty-five dollars for an expired meter.

Sixty-five dollars.

20 posted on 04/29/2013 6:59:22 PM PDT by Mmmike
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To: Mmmike

Is it $65? I think every ticket now is over $100. That city so incredibly screws over car owners it’s not funny. I remember one time a few years ago I was on Queens blvd. and I stopped near 46th street to run into a Dunkin donuts to get a coffee. I was literally in there for maybe a minute, “Give me a small coffee dark no sugar”...The guy pours it, I give him two bucks...Keep the change...and walk out and I see my car going down the street pulled by a tow truck. “No parking after 7am.” What time was it? 7am. Legalized car theft. Then I had to take off work as getting it back was an all day affair. Then I see illegals waiting on the welfare line everyday at 32-00 Northern blvd. This is why the city steals my car because the city feels it has to financially support other countries.


21 posted on 04/30/2013 4:58:47 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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