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Conn. strikes back
NY Post ^ | July 25, 2010 | Editorial

Posted on 07/25/2010 3:47:20 AM PDT by Scanian

Connecticut Gov. Jodi Rell is going to war, it seems, in an effort to lure New York hedge funds to her state.

Who can blame her?

Albany, after all, attacked first — by moving to wrest millions in tax revenue from her state and New Jersey.

In the end, alas, New York might turn out to be the big loser.

As The Post noted Thursday, Rell’s rolling out the red carpet for hedge-fund bigwigs, offering to meet them over dinner at a fancy Darien steakhouse. She wants to discuss “Connecticut’s advantages” — particularly in the face of Albany’s plan to tax hedge-fund managers who live outside New York.

“I am personally inviting you and a few of your colleagues to meet with me,” Rell wrote in a letter to the New York Hedge Fund Roundtable’s president. ”We have much to discuss.”

Gov. Paterson first proposed the lame-brained scheme for last year’s budget. His idea: to tax “carried interest” (i.e., investment profits) of hedge-fund managers who work here but live out of state.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: albany; connecticut; hedgefunds; jodirell; newyork; paterson; taxes; wallstreet

1 posted on 07/25/2010 3:47:21 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

Like having their family homes being part of ACORN bus tours?


2 posted on 07/25/2010 3:49:30 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: Scanian

Politicians seem to live in a vacuum,rarely aware of the consequences their actions may have. Taxes especially are an area where they remain blind as though increasing cost won’t have an effect on behavior.


3 posted on 07/25/2010 3:54:51 AM PDT by wiggen (Government owned slave.)
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To: silverleaf

That would have occurred anywhere. If the AIG people all clustered in Peoria the protests would have happened there.


4 posted on 07/25/2010 3:55:58 AM PDT by wiggen (Government owned slave.)
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To: Scanian
The parallels with the Nazis driving the Jews out of Germany are stark. (No Godwin's Law violation: the analogy is apt.) New York Politicians vilify “rich bankers” and play the class envy card and the rich respond by packing up and leaving (ask Rush). Think not of rich and poor think of wealth producers and wealth dissipaters.
5 posted on 07/25/2010 3:56:07 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: wiggen

Or in Chappaqua, NY perhaps?

not


6 posted on 07/25/2010 3:56:56 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: Scanian
The largest trading floor in the world is in Connecticut. UBS opened up its there operation in 2006.
7 posted on 07/25/2010 4:00:01 AM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: Scanian
Boy that Patterson is quite the economic genius fisrt he keeps driving industry out of state then Limbaugh and Galisano, and now the hedigies.

He needs a sign,"Will the last person to leave New York Turn out the lights"

8 posted on 07/25/2010 4:25:14 AM PDT by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: Brugmansian

Apparently Paterson (like most politicians) doesn’t understand Newton’s third law: for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. They stubbornly believe that by raising taxes the only thing that will change is that they get more tax revenue. They are not just taxing some of the richest people, they are taxing some of the smartest people. Why do you think Art Laffer moved his company from California to Tennessee? The message Paterson is sending, and that Bloomberg abhors, is “leave New York.” Another of Paterson’s messages is “Don’t buy cigarettes in New York.”


9 posted on 07/25/2010 4:34:44 AM PDT by vamoose
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To: wiggen

I know, but that is immaterial. The Police should have stood on that driveway with batons and riot gear to defend that family.

yet...


10 posted on 07/25/2010 4:40:59 AM PDT by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: RaceBannon

I don’t disagree. It had little to do with location and everything to do with attitude.
You know there’s been that story posted at least four times in the past 30 hours or so about the ranches in Texas. Look at the posts. So many ready to believe that police,state troopers or what have you are willing to abdicate their responsibility. The notion that the attitude is not there is pervasive and nation wide.


11 posted on 07/25/2010 4:57:35 AM PDT by wiggen (Government owned slave.)
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To: wiggen

I just got this in an e-mail:

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12 posted on 07/25/2010 5:01:07 AM PDT by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: RaceBannon

Race is there any possibility at all that the police would bring in militia? Not state police? Not national guard? If it was that awful not the military from any number of bases in Texas?
There’s no waiver that a militiaman could sign that would absolve the police from including them in their action should one of them be injured.


13 posted on 07/25/2010 5:06:37 AM PDT by wiggen (Government owned slave.)
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To: Scanian

Connecticut or New York. Which tax swamp is less smelly?

Decisions, decisions.


14 posted on 07/25/2010 5:29:55 AM PDT by CPOSharky (They ain't "illegals." They are just unregistered democrats.)
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To: wiggen

I think it is some wierd thing to see who responds, to collect names for a data base!

and I mean that.


15 posted on 07/25/2010 5:36:22 AM PDT by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: RaceBannon

There’s more than enough of that going around.


16 posted on 07/25/2010 5:46:47 AM PDT by wiggen (Government owned slave.)
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To: Scanian

I thought CT already had most of them.Stamford,for example,has most of the advantages of Manhattan with few of the taxes.Hop on Metro North and you’re on Wall Street in about 25 minutes.


17 posted on 07/25/2010 5:56:11 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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To: Brugmansian
The largest trading floor in the world is in Connecticut. UBS opened up its there operation in 2006.

Yup,travel down I-95 through Stamford and you see UBS,RBS,etc.

18 posted on 07/25/2010 5:58:23 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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To: silverleaf
Like having their family homes being part of ACORN bus tours?

Hey,that's what the National Guard is for.Plus,IIRC,CT has the death penalty.

19 posted on 07/25/2010 6:02:19 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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To: CPOSharky
CT used to be significantly more business friendly than NY, RI, or MA and thus became a home base for mobile businesses such as carpet cleaners, plumbers, etc. my father sold and installed garage doors and most of his business was in MA because we lived 3 miles from the state line. As soon as Lowel Weiker (RINO of RINOs) installed a “Temporary” income tax many of these guys rebased their operations to somewhere else
20 posted on 07/25/2010 6:15:00 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: CPOSharky

As the CEO of United Technologies said not long ago, “Anyplace is a tax haven when compared to Conn.”


21 posted on 07/25/2010 6:36:01 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian; silverleaf; wiggen; Lonesome in Massachussets; Brugmansian; verga; vamoose; RaceBannon; ...
CT is about to get a Dem governor to go along with a dem legislature. The end is near for CT. These people might think they are making a good deal but next year when Malloy goes whole hog after the money these people make they will all be heading to Texas or somewhere.

Election 2010: Connecticut Governor

22 posted on 07/25/2010 6:45:29 AM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: nutmeg

FYI


23 posted on 07/25/2010 10:56:23 AM PDT by mojo114 (On to November.)
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