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State Taxes: They Can’t Get Any Worse

October 17, 2013

Recently, Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a new tax-relief commission that will look at a host of taxes, including business taxes, and ways to simplify the state’s tax cod....

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Oct-22-13 8:00 AM

$63,000? Come on McKenzie, does that really sound correct and logical to you? Sounds ridiculous to me. I am all for welfare and medicaid reform, but lets not throw out ridiculous numbers like that. What ever happened to 2 years on welfare, and thats it? People make a career of it, and they abuse the system.

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Oct-19-13 8:36 AM

Duckster, the taxes in this state are not fair. Let me put it this way, the government does not have one dime until they take it from us, the taxpayer. They look at us as a bottom-less well. The more they want to spend, and in this case, waste, the more they will take from you. They spend with wild abandon because the money is not theirs and they know if they want more money, they will raise taxes and fees(another name for taxes).

Duck, you work hard for what you have and so do I and countless other taxpayers. The money we earn is our "personal property" (read the Constitution), we produced the money through our hard work and labor. We don't object to paying taxes, but when the government takes such a large percentage of what you make through direct taxes and more subtle fees and taxes, it's time for a change.

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Oct-19-13 8:25 AM

New York state can do nothing about reducing taxes until it reduces the size of government. Welfare and medicaid eat up the largest portion of taxes. Welfare has been getting a 6% to 10% raise annually in this state. New York state overall is losing population, however, there is an increase in the influx of welfare recipients to this state. Cuomo and other are not serious about lowing taxes until they start reducing benefits. When a family on welfare has the equivolent of $63,000 of benefits and more disposable income than those who work and pay the bills for welfare, something needs to change. For the most part, we do not have many politians with the gonads to tackle this problem.

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Oct-18-13 11:13 AM

duckster, sounds like you have a nice place to live and I'm sincerely happy for you. However, I worry that you have exposed yourself to Democrats who will now come after you to pay more taxes. I'm sure that if you were to place your home within the Jamestown City limits, you would be singing an entirely different tune.

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Oct-18-13 9:15 AM

There is an article on the internet about the worse states to do business in and NY ranks as the worst of all. California is in there too Was the top ten list. And they lie and tell you we are a good state for business.

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Oct-18-13 9:13 AM

Duh.....keep electing dems and they will continually get worse. We need people who will really cut the budgets and live like the rest of us. Broke.

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Oct-18-13 8:07 AM

I live in the town of Charlotte. I own a beautiful two bedroom home on two acres with a new garage and nice deck overlooking the hills. I own the home free and clear. When I combine all my taxes (school and property) then divide that sum by 12 is costing me less than two hundred a month to live there. Someone please tell me how this is so terrible. Am I the only person in NYS that thinks his taxes are actually fair?

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Oct-17-13 8:48 PM

The "new" business friendly New York. Make some more commercials telling us how great it is.

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Oct-17-13 8:25 AM

they can and they will. welfare cheats on average earn $44000 year and they deserve a's tough out there!

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Oct-17-13 4:48 AM

Washington and Oregon have elections that run 51% to 49%. Oregon has no sales tax and Washington has no state income tax. Those are the reasons they rank so high. I've been a resident of both states and Democrats have tried to install a sales tax and income tax in those respective states and they've failed on each occasion. Interesting how about 5% of the electorates continue to elect politicians who love to tax and spend but when given the opportunity, they vote against measures that would have them pay more out of their own pockets. Same goes for Obama, Schumer et al. About 5% nationally vote the same way. Elect those handing out the freebies with the expectation that someone else will be forced to pay for them.

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