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Offline Rapunzel

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New York Finds High Taxes Send State's Wealthy Fleeing
« on: January 23, 2014, 08:57:12 PM »

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Re: New York Finds High Taxes Send State's Wealthy Fleeing
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2014, 10:47:37 PM »
There's another New York expression our New York Pols have forgotten.... "F*ck Me, F*uck You!!!"
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Re: New York Finds High Taxes Send State's Wealthy Fleeing
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2014, 02:17:57 PM »
If Cuomo and de Blasio are any indication, this is intentional.

Want to know why we have such problems?
1) We spend more per student on education than any other state.
2) Teachers earn higher salaries here than any other state. Even with the 2% tax cap, they still regularly get 5% annual raises, plus step increases and longevity, and you can get tenure after only two years on the job.
3) While there is a limited homestead exemption for school property taxes, it only covers the first $30,000 of property value-- so anyone who lives in anything greater than a run-down shack faces exorbitant school taxes. In fact, of all the counties in America, the ten with the highest property tax rates are in Western New York.
4) Many small towns' school districts are a whopping 80% or more dependent on the state, since even with those exorbitant tax rates, the schools still can't even come close to making ends meet.

Yet the Cuomo solution, and that for every other New York politician, is only to merge the schools-- strip the schools from their communities and bus them to towns miles away, to places with no connection. That, and more state money. The system is so bloated, and awash in cash, that the unions have sucked up the excess and become drunk off it.

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Re: New York Finds High Taxes Send State's Wealthy Fleeing
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2014, 02:34:16 PM »
People don't generally become wealthy by being stupid!

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Re: New York Finds High Taxes Send State's Wealthy Fleeing
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2014, 02:54:21 PM »
The wealthy, unless they are involved in crony capitalism, or entertainment, tend to be conservative.

I think the communists would sacrifice the income to rid themselves of conservatives.

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