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  • Tax cap rally devolves to shouting match

    05/10/2011 11:56:45 AM PDT · by statestreet · 6 replies
    Albany Times-Union ^ | May 10, 2011 | Jimmy Vielkind
    Assembly Republicans organized a rally calling for the imposition of a two-percent cap on local and school property tax increases, but it was crashed by a coalition of liberal and labor groups who want a “circuit breaker” adjustment to property taxes, in which higher income taxes are used to provide tax relief to less-affluent individuals. Joe Seeman, a local leader of, engaged in several shouting matches with cap supporters yelling “Tax the Rich!” as he was called a communist and socialist. He asked his debaters whether they were rich; one woman carrying a tea party “Don’t Tread on Me”...