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De Blasio brushes off state pre-K, will raise taxes anyway
NY Post ^ | 1/22/14 | Carl Campanile, Yoav Gonen and Aaron Short

Posted on 01/22/2014 7:00:58 AM PST by jimbo123

A defiant Mayor de Blasio is vowing to go full speed ahead with plans to raise taxes on the city’s highest earners to pay for universal pre-K — even as Gov. Cuomo is offering to have the state foot the bill.

De Blasio not only insisted his five-year tax hike was the only way to ensure a reliable stream of funding, but said he felt obligated to enact the will of those who voted him into City Hall.

“I think of it in terms of following through on a commitment I made to the people of New York City, that they ratified with great energy and with a huge majority, that they want this to happen and believe this is the right way forward,” said the mayor.

Cuomo’s proposal calls for pre-K funding to grow over five years by a total of $1.5 billion across the state. The proposal is likely to help Albany legislators make the case that approving a tax hike for the city isn’t necessary this year — when many of them, including Cuomo, are up for re-election.

The mayor’s unwillingness to bend on the tax hike sets the stage for a significant rift with Cuomo, for years a close ally.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cuomo; deblasio; nyc
RAT vs RAT.
1 posted on 01/22/2014 7:00:58 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Time to invest in moving company equities.


2 posted on 01/22/2014 7:03:26 AM PST by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: jimbo123
As I posted on Jan 21, 2014:Nothing has changed in the meantime :)
3 posted on 01/22/2014 7:05:12 AM PST by upchuck (Stop this abuse now! Get behind Convention of States: http://bit.ly/1ak1Iz9)
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To: jimbo123

Actually I can find no fault with this.

He was very open during the campaign that he wanted to do this.

The people of New York elected him anyway.
Obviously it’s what they want.
He is showing more integrity than the average pol in sticking by his promise.

If all the producers now flee New York the voters have only themselves to blame.

This is how democracy works. Sometimes is effs-up very badly. If the public schools have not dumbed them down too far, perhaps the electorate will actually learn something from this painful experience.


4 posted on 01/22/2014 7:05:40 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: jimbo123

NYC’s limo libs get to pay more, the way they claim they’ve always wanted to do.


5 posted on 01/22/2014 7:06:15 AM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: jimbo123

LOL, ENJOY your new mayor NYC...you deserve him


6 posted on 01/22/2014 7:07:49 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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7 posted on 01/22/2014 7:08:52 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: 12th_Monkey

Just to remind folks our president has the same ideology and wants the same thing.


8 posted on 01/22/2014 7:09:56 AM PST by edcoil ( "All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." - Blaise Pascal)
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To: jimbo123

It’s a good thing the rats are fighting with each other. Otherwise, things might get done—bad things.


9 posted on 01/22/2014 7:12:24 AM PST by firebrand
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To: Buckeye McFrog

That he wanted Pre-K or that he wanted to raise taxes?

http://nypost.com/2014/01/22/de-blasios-mission-is-to-raise-taxes/

“Fifty-one, 52 percent of our taxes come from people making $500,000 or more,” Bloom­berg said. “In 2006, 5,000 people paid 30 percent of the taxes in New York City. If only 1,500 of that 5,000 people move to Connecticut, that would cut 10 percent of our tax base, that’s another $3.5 billion.”


10 posted on 01/22/2014 7:12:45 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: Buckeye McFrog
This is how democracy works.

Perhaps, but its not the way a Constitutional republic using democracy as a tool is supposed to work.

The difference? Its acceptable for six guys and a girl to have a binding, majority rule, vote on what to put on the pizza that they are all sharing. Its not acceptable for them to have a similar vote on who is going to be having sex with whom.

The fundamental problem with graduated taxation is that it encourages the majority to abuse the minority, and theft is theft, whether or not you vote on it first.

Like Detroit, they will suffer the consequences of an unjust, socialist, mob rule system.

11 posted on 01/22/2014 7:13:13 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Zhang Fei

For sure, first chance he gets, Sean Hannity is going to decamp altogether from NYC, where he has based his radio and TV shows for several years now.

Just as Glenn Beck did a couple years back.


12 posted on 01/22/2014 7:14:11 AM PST by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

But Cuomo called his bluff by saying the state would pay for pre-K. Now he wants to raise taxes anyway. Showed his true colors.


13 posted on 01/22/2014 7:14:12 AM PST by firebrand
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To: jimbo123

classic

2 liberals arguing over who will run up and then pay the check - with other peoples’ money


14 posted on 01/22/2014 7:14:54 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: jimbo123

Whether the city channels the money, or it is issued from state coffers, it is still TAXPAYERS footing the bill. Biggest difference is that deBlasio can only indenture the residents of the city.

New York City is doomed with this clown at the helm. And, New York State is in deep trouble, also, with Cuomo in Albany.


15 posted on 01/22/2014 7:16:25 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: alloysteel

Bet the Hannitys move to a state with no state income tax. More power to him. Hannity has been a friend to FR.


16 posted on 01/22/2014 7:17:06 AM PST by firebrand
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To: edcoil

The voting majority wanted Obama, so now we will all suffer for it. Thing is, as a whole most Americans learn from a mistake. NY city and and state have made this same kind of mistake year in, year out. Never learning. And please don’t point to the RINO Reps out as an example


17 posted on 01/22/2014 7:17:29 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: jimbo123

I have to give him this much-I wish our “conservative” representatives were as defiant and obstinate in carrying out the wishes of the people who voted for them.


18 posted on 01/22/2014 7:24:53 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: ltc8k6

When David Dinkins was mayor and the city was dominated by black activism and unrest, a lot of people and businesses fled. The problem for NYC is that there are too many nearby alternatives for businesses and taxpayers; a friend described how many businesses with NYC addresses simply have shell offices there; the staff (the consumers/taxpayers) are elsewhere.


19 posted on 01/22/2014 7:26:34 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I can find fault with this. Theft is theft. If one person is robbed/taxed who did not vote for their own destruction then this is an outrage. Majority rul does not determine morality. NEVER. Just because he was open about what he weanted to do, tnen followed through does not make him a paragon of virtue.


20 posted on 01/22/2014 7:27:21 AM PST by all the best (`~!)
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To: jimbo123
Pre-K...aka...State baby sitting service.

Offer it to ONLY working mothers receiving no welfare benefits....and see what happens....poof...it's gone

21 posted on 01/22/2014 7:29:02 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Buckeye McFrog

AGREE.

They wanted it....now they got it.


22 posted on 01/22/2014 7:29:43 AM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: jimbo123

Tennessee instituted pre-K for poor children yeas ago. The governor instituted a study and it foud that by the third grade, there was no difference between pre-K kids and non pre-K kids. In other words with the current school system, it was a complete waste of money. That should have killed it, but it lives on.


23 posted on 01/22/2014 7:31:59 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: jimbo123

Move the stock exchange to Dallas. Let him tax the theaters.


24 posted on 01/22/2014 7:33:20 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: jimbo123
De Blasio not only insisted his five-year tax hike was the only way to ensure a reliable stream of funding

Just a side note, but I was amused at the idea of a "five-year tax hike". There is no chance at all that this communist will ever cut taxes, not even a temporary tax.

25 posted on 01/22/2014 7:35:12 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: jimbo123

Bwahahahahaha.... New Yorkers elected a Communist and now they're shocked he is confiscating their wealth while not plowing their streets or providing serivces. Obama is salivating.

26 posted on 01/22/2014 7:37:47 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: alloysteel

Rush bailed from that socialist craphole, too, a few years ago.


27 posted on 01/22/2014 7:37:59 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: firebrand

His whole campaign so far as I can determine was “I’m gonna sock it to that EEEEEVIL 1%”.

Most New Yorkers obviously want to raise their taxes if they voted for him.

I am just comparing him to Obama who ran that bull***t “centrist” campaign in 2008. Would never have close promising what he truly believed.

As stunning as it is to me, New Yorkers apparently want that.


28 posted on 01/22/2014 7:38:37 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Zhang Fei
Unfortunately, the very wealthy can always find loopholes and ways to move, hide, or otherwise protect their wealth. It's the middle class and aspirants to the middle class who get screwed. The middle class in this country is being destroyed before our very eyes, soon there will be nothing but elites who manage things to suit them, and destroy the "kulaks"-the middle and working classes-by giving their pitiful share of the pie to the parasites. Stalin had to resort to gulags and murder to accomplish this. I wonder how far our commies will go before it's over. Not to mention the racial component in all this.

And on top of all this, both sides want to import more future "gibme" voters. One side will never get their votes, so I wonder what their stake in that is. Ever cheaper labor is all I can come up with. So that ties right in with them not caring if they ever hold a Congressional majority or the White House again. They just want to get rich, they don't need the hassle of having to actually govern to do that. And almost none of them are "true believers" in conservatism, whereas the left definitely has its "true believers".
29 posted on 01/22/2014 7:39:24 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: all the best

I agree. Hitler made it plain what his agenda was too, that didn’t make him a person of integrity.


30 posted on 01/22/2014 7:41:58 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
This fact has been proven over and over again. There are studies from decades ago showing that the once venerable Headstart program was a failure. The study conclusively demonstrated that while some kids did show a bump in early learning, yet the study revealed that all kids caught up and were at the same level by the third grade. This study was followed up by other studies showing the same thing.

Pre-K schooling is nothing more than taxpayers footing the bill for day care — period.

31 posted on 01/22/2014 7:42:56 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: 12th_Monkey

“De Blasio ‘getting back at us’ by not plowing: UES residents”

http://nypost.com/2014/01/21/upper-east-side-residents-feel-spurned-after-plow-delay/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow


32 posted on 01/22/2014 7:44:00 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: blueunicorn6

The exchanges are about to be battered. A perfect storm is brewing.


33 posted on 01/22/2014 7:49:35 AM PST by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: mrsmel
One side will never get their votes, so I wonder what their stake in that is. Ever cheaper labor is all I can come up with. So that ties right in with them not caring if they ever hold a Congressional majority or the White House again. They just want to get rich, they don't need the hassle of having to actually govern to do that. And almost none of them are "true believers" in conservatism, whereas the left definitely has its "true believers".

They don't care - thanks to the welfare state industrial complex, every additional immigrant is also a consumer with First World purchasing power. This is why Rick Perry had significant support from a grocery store operator and a construction magnate - to the tune of tens of millions of dollars in his PAC. The GOP pols who get funded win. Anti-amnesty pols get less business funding, so they're less competitive.

34 posted on 01/22/2014 7:51:41 AM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Rusty0604

Funny, I just read that.

I’m sure those folks ran over each other to vote for him, so they are getting what they deserve.


35 posted on 01/22/2014 7:55:09 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
In other words with the current school system, it was a complete waste of money. That should have killed it, but it lives on.

"The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program." - Ronald Reagan

36 posted on 01/22/2014 8:12:44 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: jimbo123

“He stepped to the window and pointed to the skyscrapers of the city. He said that we had to extinguish the lights of the world, and when we would see the lights of New York go out, we would know that our job was done.”

Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged


37 posted on 01/22/2014 8:22:33 AM PST by Flick Lives (Got a problem with the government? Have a complaint. Get a free IRS audit!)
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To: jimbo123
De Blasio invites the rich for dinner and then expects them to pickup the tab. In time, de Blasio will dine alone with no one left to fleece.
38 posted on 01/22/2014 9:58:20 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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