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Lefty NY hypocrites set to hike tax breaks for Hollywood


Lefty NY hypocrites set to hike tax breaks for Hollywood

By Carl Campanile
March 27, 2023

It’s welfare for Hollywood — courtesy of New York’s taxpayers.

Hypocritical lefty state pols are poised to sign off on even more costly tax breaks for the local film and TV industry, despite progressives recently pushing to nix what amounted to a fraction of such subsidies proposed for Amazon’s now-aborted headquarters in Queens, according to a new analysis and critics.

Film- and TV-related breaks currently cost New York taxpayers a staggering $66,819 for each production job annually, said Reinvent Albany, the watchgroup that conducted the study.

Compare that whopping figure to the total $19,329 in subsidies that the state and city would have paid per full-time job for Amazon’s headquarters in Long Island City, a plan thwarted by liberals allegedly looking out for their own interests.

“This is completely insane. This is gross. This is a complete corporate boondoggle,” said John Kaehny, executive director of Reinvent Albany, referring to the Hollywood-tailored tax breaks.

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