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Gov. David Paterson unveils dire New York State budget that includes new taxes, layoffs and cuts
nydailynews.com ^ | Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 10:21 PM | KENNETH LOVETT and GLENN BLAIN

Posted on 12/16/2008 7:44:18 PM PST by NYTexan

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So Glad I moved to Texas this year!
1 posted on 12/16/2008 7:44:18 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

The gov was considering a boner tax but...


2 posted on 12/16/2008 7:46:05 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: The Mayor; LUV W
Have you not yet had enough of this?

Lots of opportunities in Texas!

3 posted on 12/16/2008 7:46:29 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

The blind leading the blind.


4 posted on 12/16/2008 7:46:58 PM PST by Patrick1 (conform and celebrate diversity¬Ö.or else!!!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

50 cent tax on cigars......Bill better stock up while he can. ;)


5 posted on 12/16/2008 7:47:19 PM PST by AirForceMom (God Bless the USA)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Spitzer paid that in advance...


6 posted on 12/16/2008 7:47:30 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Another state the liberals have ran into the ground - hey, there’s a pattern forming here.


7 posted on 12/16/2008 7:47:41 PM PST by eclecticEel (In short, I want Obama given the same respect and deference that Democrats have given George Bush)
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To: NYTexan; The Mayor

Atta goin’, BB!

Get him down here where conservatives are respected and
the economy is MUCH better!

Come on down, Rus. I have been after you for sooo long! LOL!


8 posted on 12/16/2008 7:48:16 PM PST by LUV W (Now....on to 2012........Palin/Jindal)
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To: NYTexan

Geeze, I will never learn to put the drink down before reading.


9 posted on 12/16/2008 7:48:35 PM PST by AirForceMom (God Bless the USA)
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To: NYTexan

I am glad you moved here, too! :D

Patterson also wants an “obesity” tax on soda, according to
another New Yorker that I know. Geez!


10 posted on 12/16/2008 7:50:51 PM PST by LUV W (Now....on to 2012........Palin/Jindal)
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To: LUV W; All

NY State is on a bobsled ride to hell...

Y’all get out before they close the exits!


11 posted on 12/16/2008 8:01:07 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

It won’t be any better when another Kennedy or Cuomo become
Hitlery’s replacement either!

Glad you were smart! :D


12 posted on 12/16/2008 8:03:26 PM PST by LUV W (Now....on to 2012........Palin/Jindal)
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To: LUV W

I am headed for Dallas in January


13 posted on 12/16/2008 8:09:31 PM PST by lookout88 (Combat search and rescue officer's dad.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Atlas is shrugging coast to coast. Will the sheep accept such fleecing? That is the question. Why does government never decrease?


14 posted on 12/16/2008 8:12:06 PM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: NYTexan

Did y’all read the comment section at the article? Someone cursed NY by wishing that there would be a tax on each sheet of toilet paper used!!! LOL!! No one will be able to ‘spare a square’, if you remember this old Seinfeld reference! :-)


15 posted on 12/16/2008 8:22:50 PM PST by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: LUV W

NY,... the city must have 10 million people on the dole, probably half of them illegal aliens ...


16 posted on 12/16/2008 8:30:57 PM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: NYTexan; The Mayor

NY is doomed.

The donkeys are even gong after the Indians again...if they resist we may just have that general uprising...


17 posted on 12/16/2008 8:37:29 PM PST by eleni121 (EN TOUTO NIKA!! + In this sign Conquer! +)
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To: NYTexan

Any taxes on “circus tickets?”


18 posted on 12/16/2008 8:37:38 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: eleni121; The Mayor

I’ll need a lot of popcorn!


19 posted on 12/16/2008 8:40:53 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: buccaneer81

Did ya mean passes to the legislature?


20 posted on 12/16/2008 8:43:26 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

I was referring to SNL last Saturday. I can’t imagine all the legislators have a “circus ticket” habit.


21 posted on 12/16/2008 8:46:42 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: NYTexan

On SNL, in the Governor Paterson skit (hilarious), “circus tickets” referred to cocaine.


22 posted on 12/16/2008 8:55:43 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: buccaneer81

Yeah...now I remember...

Paterson will leagalize drugs so they can be taxed!


23 posted on 12/16/2008 8:59:24 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: buccaneer81

Too bad they don’t hand out Oscar’s for best impersonation.

That Paterson skit had me rolling.


24 posted on 12/16/2008 9:01:20 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: Scotswife

Fred Armison was fantastic!


25 posted on 12/16/2008 9:04:43 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: AD from SpringBay

“Why does government never decrease?”

ya wanna hear something really funny?

Not only is the NY government going to continue to brutally punish the residents who haven’t yet run screaming from the state - but they’ve actually hired more staff to man the phones.
Why?

To handle all the complaints!

They are so imcompetent - they have to hire more people at taxpayers’ expense to listen to all the complaining!


26 posted on 12/16/2008 9:04:53 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: eleni121

“The donkeys are even gong after the Indians again...if they resist we may just have that general uprising...”

Why is it the libs are never racist when they pick on the indians?

Can you imagine if republicans were trying to do this?


27 posted on 12/16/2008 9:06:47 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: buccaneer81

my eyes were getting tired watching him hold onto that squint with his eyes rolled to the right.

That was a long skit to keep your eyes in that position.


28 posted on 12/16/2008 9:08:18 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: Scotswife
my eyes were getting tired watching him hold onto that squint with his eyes rolled to the right. That was a long skit to keep your eyes in that position.

I noticed that, too. Armison studied Paterson well, right down to the facial hair. That was as good as an impersonation as the Tina Fey/Sarah Palin deal.

29 posted on 12/16/2008 9:13:03 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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Why is it the libs are never racist when they pick on the indians?

Because the libs only pick on the Indians who hated other Indians. And Black slaves. And homosexuals.

30 posted on 12/16/2008 9:17:23 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: eleni121; LUV W; NYTexan

This state is clearly on the road to hell. Higher gas taxes, tax on haircuts, obesity tax, higher fees on everything under the sun and to top it off, Paterson wants to increase welfare and make it easier to get on it and medicaid.

We now have lost the senate and are being run by all downstate politicos. I may have no choice but to move after this mess.


31 posted on 12/16/2008 9:19:29 PM PST by The Mayor ( In Gods works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: The Mayor; LUV W

Texas welcomes y’all with open arms!


32 posted on 12/16/2008 9:22:11 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: The Mayor; NYTexan

We sure would welcome you with open arms!

There is plenty of construction work around here, too...right NYT?


33 posted on 12/16/2008 9:23:30 PM PST by LUV W (Now....on to 2012........Palin/Jindal)
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To: NYTexan

I know and you are in my thoughts!


34 posted on 12/16/2008 9:23:48 PM PST by The Mayor ( In Gods works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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“Why does a slight tax increase cost you two hundred dollars and a substantial tax cut save you thirty cents?” ~Peg Bracken

“The nation should have a tax system that looks like someone designed it on purpose.” ~William Simon

“A person doesn’t know how much he has to be thankful for until he has to pay taxes on it.” ~Author Unknown

“The best things in life are free, but sooner or later the government will find a way to tax them.” ~Author Unknown

“A fine is a tax for doing something wrong. A tax is a fine for doing something right.” ~Author Unknown

“Taxes grow without rain.” ~Jewish Proverb

“People try to live within their income so they can afford to pay taxes to a government that can’t live within its income.” ~Robert Half

“The government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” ~Ronald Reagan

others...
http://www.quotegarden.com/taxes.html


35 posted on 12/16/2008 9:30:30 PM PST by TruthHound (You can keep the "change"!)
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Paterson called for 88 new fees and a host of other taxes, including an "iPod tax" that taxes the sale of downloaded music and other "digitally delivered entertainment services."

The beginnings of internet taxation. Good Lord he's an idiot. People will go back to pirating.

36 posted on 12/16/2008 9:31:31 PM PST by Centurion2000 (To protect and defend ... against all enemies, foreign and domestic .... by any means necessary.)
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To: buccaneer81

I didn’t KNOW that about our indians in NY?

huh!

Learn something new everyday.


37 posted on 12/16/2008 9:32:10 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: LUV W; The Mayor
There is plenty of construction work around here, too...

Texas is HUGE and ever growing...lots of opportunities, no state income tax, lowest gas prices, budget surplus, friendly folks, nice weather.... Shall I go on?

38 posted on 12/16/2008 9:34:04 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan
Left NY (Queens) for sunny SoCal in '74 and never looked back. Amazed that so many from the ol' hood remained within 20 miles of their old digs! Just gluttons for punishment I suppose.

Of course the way that Arnie and the legislature are mismanaging the CA budget I think our bobsled to hell is just a little behind the NYer's.

I have a feeling it won't be long before I have to look for a new place to settle down. If I cash in my San Diego real estate I could probably buy a summer place in Lake Tahoe (Nevada side) and a winter place in Arizona (can't take humidity). Texas would be OK if I could find a low humidity area.

39 posted on 12/16/2008 9:39:09 PM PST by NilesJo
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You should go to work for the PR department for the state! LOL!

Yep...has all that and more! Lovely shoreline....mountains....forests....great cities....LOTS of conservatives! :D

No Hillary OR Paterson!


40 posted on 12/16/2008 9:40:11 PM PST by LUV W (Now....on to 2012........Palin/Jindal)
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To: NilesJo

Ya best get out fast...

Fredricksburg is beautiful hill country west of Austin.

We even have a FReeper there!


41 posted on 12/16/2008 9:46:02 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

It’s too hot in Texas.


42 posted on 12/16/2008 9:46:17 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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To: sageb1

Although Air Conditioning / refrigeration was invented in Buffalo, NY...we have plenty of it in Texas!


43 posted on 12/16/2008 9:50:22 PM PST by NYTexan
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Freaking moron wants to get rid of this too:

STAR: School Tax Relief

The Democrats are destroying my place of birth!

44 posted on 12/16/2008 9:50:43 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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Oh btw....you would be a shoe in politician here!
45 posted on 12/16/2008 9:52:43 PM PST by NYTexan
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When that happens your local school tax bill is gonna escalate like a rocket!

It was some relief while I was pay’n it...

46 posted on 12/16/2008 9:56:12 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

I was born 4 blocks from where I live and grew up at the foot of a mountain in Lake George. I truly love where I live. Yeah, I’m too old to like snow anymore, but still...

We’ve always been a service industry area because of the tourism, but it’s when the tourists buy property instead of just visiting that is destroying us.


47 posted on 12/16/2008 10:38:37 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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To: sageb1

You are married to where you live. For better or worse, you will call it home for as long as you live.

I wish you well!


48 posted on 12/16/2008 11:09:10 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

True...and thanks. I lived away from here - CT, St. Louis, Minneapolis, but always longed for home. Eastern upstate NY is in my heart and who I am I guess.


49 posted on 12/16/2008 11:12:18 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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To: NYTexan

I have 55 windows. That’s my a/c. ;)


50 posted on 12/16/2008 11:13:42 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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