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Old 11-05-2010, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Reading the news down here in FL, it seems that NY's newly elected governor campaigned (partly) on a platform of capping property taxes in NYS. Anyone see that as being realistic? Or is he just another politician saying anything to get elected? I believe that even though he is a Democrat, he has to see that the high property taxes in NYS are strangling the state.
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:50 PM
 
Location: New York
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Default lower taxes? are you on drugs?

This is completely unrealistic. He was elected with a huge majority with little danger of losing. He knows that the media has a complete stranglehold on who gets elected and the media is on his side- thus there is no need to lower taxes. Thus he does not need to pander to voters as they are like a bird in hand. Like his predecessor Spitzer, he will be filled with arrogance and act with impunity. There is no chance to lower taxes in a bankrupt state and taxes will likely be raised to serve the agenda of cultural Mandarins that control Cuomo from behind the scenes.

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Reading the news down here in FL, it seems that NY's newly elected governor campaigned (partly) on a platform of capping property taxes in NYS. Anyone see that as being realistic? Or is he just another politician saying anything to get elected? I believe that even though he is a Democrat, he has to see that the high property taxes in NYS are strangling the state.
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Old 11-05-2010, 01:27 PM
 
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I wasn't expecting him to lower taxes as much as maybe capping them to a reasonable increase. Didn't this happen in NJ with Christie?
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Old 11-06-2010, 04:04 PM
 
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I wasn't expecting him to lower taxes as much as maybe capping them to a reasonable increase. Didn't this happen in NJ with Christie?
Cuomo is no christie
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Old 11-09-2010, 03:43 AM
 
Location: Central New York State
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This is completely unrealistic..... Like his predecessor Spitzer, he will be filled with arrogance and act with impunity. There is no chance to lower taxes in a bankrupt state and taxes will likely be raised to serve the agenda of cultural Mandarins that control Cuomo from behind the scenes.
Never been said better. It will be the same old everything, just a different nameplate on the door.
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Old 11-10-2010, 04:56 PM
 
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Many of NYS taxes go to pay for unfunded mandates (like pensions for teachers, which is a matter of LAW - he would have to get that law overturned and the teacher's union is the most powerful in the state)....the state is d@mn near bankruptcy and you think taxes are going to be LOWERED - or CAPPED?! Dream on, my friend. Dream on. NJ and NY may be next to each other but they are not one and the same.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:07 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Reading the news down here in FL, it seems that NY's newly elected governor campaigned (partly) on a platform of capping property taxes in NYS. Anyone see that as being realistic? Or is he just another politician saying anything to get elected? I believe that even though he is a Democrat, he has to see that the high property taxes in NYS are strangling the state.
Not strangling the state --- DESTROYING the state.

And its not just property taxes that are out of control. Its the NYC transit (buses and subways) fares, the railroads, the toll bridges, the State Income tax.

Plus the Rent is too Damn High!
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Old 11-21-2010, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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A November 9th article at Fox News says Cuomo intends on capping property taxes.

"Speaking to a group at a beach resort in Puerto Rico, Cuomo said he would stick to the policies he campaigned on -- including no personal or corporate tax increases, a cap on state spending and property [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]taxes[/color][/color] and eliminating mandates and initially freezing public worker salaries."

The full article can be found at NY Governor-Elect Cuomo Warns Against Tax Hikes: New York Post - FoxBusiness.com
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Old 11-21-2010, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Many of NYS taxes go to pay for unfunded mandates (like pensions for teachers, which is a matter of LAW - he would have to get that law overturned and the teacher's union is the most powerful in the state)....the state is d@mn near bankruptcy and you think taxes are going to be LOWERED - or CAPPED?! Dream on, my friend. Dream on. NJ and NY may be next to each other but they are not one and the same.
And how many people in NJ would ever have thought that Christie had any kind of chance when he ran for governor?
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