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Governors of California and New York Encourage Employers to Kindly Leave
ATR ^ | 2011-12-07 | Patrick Gleason

Posted on 12/08/2011 8:48:37 AM PST by 92nina

...Brown was unable to pass the largest state tax increase in U.S. history earlier this year because legislative Republicans, whose votes were needed due to California's 2/3rds vote requirement to raise taxes, kept their pledge to constituents to oppose any and all efforts to raise taxes. So Brown is now going out to collect signatures, with financial backing of government sector unions and Hollywood, to put an income and sales tax hike on the ballot. (Side note: Brown should hire ATR to consult him, because as we told him back in January, his tax hikes wouldn’t get through the legislature and he would save himself time and embarrassment by just going and getting the requisite signatures.) California has the 6th highest state and local tax burden in the country. If Brown has his way, California families and employers will be the nation’s most heavily taxed.

In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s vow to not raise taxes apparently only had a shelf life of less than a year. Cuomo recently proposed a massive income tax increase that will serve to make state revenues more volatile and unpredictable. [Yester]day’s Wall Street Journal lays out how Cuomo’s plan will make New York’s income tax more progressive:

"Mr. Cuomo is also tossing out the most desirable part of New York's tax code, which is its relative flatness, with a top income tax rate that would have been 6.85% next year (after the previous surcharge expires). The new code will include a "progressive" ladder: 6.45% for couples earning between $40,000 and $150,000, 6.65% from $150,000 to $300,000, 6.85% from $300,000 to $2 million, and 8.82% above $2 million ($1 million for individuals.)"

[C]oming into office at the beginning of this year, Cuomo remarked that New York has no future as the tax capital...

http://www.atr.org/governors-california-new-york-encourage-employers-a6633#ixzz1fxg7OeWq

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Local News; Reference
KEYWORDS: brown; california; cuomo; deception; democrats; fraud; moonbeam; newyork; statesrights; taxes; tyranny
"The governors of California and New York, respectively the 1st and 3rd most populace states in the union, have proposed massive tax increases in the last few days..."

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1 posted on 12/08/2011 8:48:40 AM PST by 92nina
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To: 92nina

If they could just find a way to get enough of our money, they could solve all our problems.


2 posted on 12/08/2011 8:57:58 AM PST by umgud
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To: 92nina

They also serve both ends of the great welafare society.

#1 The great society progams for citizens, residents and illegals.
#2 The government employees unions which they grow like weeds.

The two things above are killing both states. If we shrink the two above we get more money than we need with far lower taxes.


3 posted on 12/08/2011 8:58:34 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: 92nina
They also serve both ends of the great welfare society.

#1 The great society programs for citizens, residents and illegals.
#2 The government employees unions which they grow like weeds.

The two things above are killing both states. If we shrink the two above we get more money than we need with far lower taxes.

4 posted on 12/08/2011 8:58:47 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: 92nina

Come to Michigan!


5 posted on 12/08/2011 9:13:22 AM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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