Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Here comes the royal screw job

AM NY has reaction to the Governor's budget plan.

The Daily News' Elizabeth Benjamin has a 3-part list of all the taxes and fees that are going to be increased in next year's state budget. The Guv is on a tax frenzy.

Paterson's Budget By The Numbers

No Fun For You! (Taxes And Fees, Take I)

You Will Pay! (And Pay! And Pay!) Taxes And Fees, Take II

Oh yeah, and Bloomberg's not ruling out piggybacking with a city sales tax on clothing, either. Also, he'll be laying off some employees soon.

Fun times ahead!

42 comments:

Joe said...

Right after that "press conference" he went on WNYC Lenny Lopate show to brag about how he is going to use that tax $$ to up welfare and pork programs
--For people that dont pay tax.
This will only attract another 1/2 million more baby making parasites here

NEW YORK STATE BORDILLO !!

Anonymous said...

If anybody is offended by the little five minute skit on SNL making fun of this guy then too damn bad.Great guy eh!
You will pay even if you already pay taxes as a middle sized company, or large electric company.If you need security training that will cost the security co. more which will more than likely down size that business.Pay more to do your taxes?More cigarette,and wine tax.So this guy is some genius who didnt fall ass backwards into this job??Anybody can raise taxes on every inch of the working sector.Ask the population what we think you should quit spending and we'll fix your budget for you rats.

Maybe he could raise a few taxes instead of every last persons who pays this guys check and try to gain back the off shore accounts of the many large corporations that seem to sneak on by in Manhattan.We dont want any oversight though and scare away those poor fortune 500 boys downtown.Freeze all funds for luxury developements.These folks are gonna shoot themselves in the foot by messing with the working class.
Yes NYC and state, your politicians on both sides of the fence are worse than Illinois,Texas or anywhere in the U.S.
Bloomie and Patterson just have better lawyers to hide behind.Patterson we wanna see you tightening your belt also.We want copies of yourrrr payroll check because you work for us.

Snake Plissskin said...

Afraid to increase the taxes on rich people cause they will move out of town and to his neighbhorhood in Bermuda.

Anonymous said...

Has the Guv not realized the detrimental health effects of the use of artificial sweeteners??

Health care costs for those affected by drinking diet instead of sugared soft drinks??

Ridiculous nonsense this "obesity tax" ...

Anonymous said...

I'm outta here... I've had enough...

Salvatore said...

" Anonymous said...

I'm outta here... I've had enough..."

That is what they want. They want you to leave - Just watching NY1 - looks like the MTA will approve the "doomsday" budget cuts... wow.. I am sure we are all going to bend over and take this really deep... The Greeks know how to react against a corrupt government - why can't we? Time to use our democratic rights people - block bridges, use direct action, rise up working people. Time is now - who is with me? Too busy with American idol??

Anonymous said...

For everyone complaining here, I'd like to see your suggestions for plugging a $14B deficit. We all have to make sacrifices which include some cuts in services and increased level of taxation. If it was up to me I'd bust up every union up in the state. The benefits that they recieve are out of line with those in private world where we live under the constant threat of a pink slip. Second I would go after wasteful spending. There is a lot of it going. Neither of those will plug the hole, so the next on the list is the sacred cow Medicare. No one will touch that, but that where most of our tax dollars go. If it were up to me I'd end the program all together or say that there will be a 50% cut in benefits for one year to get NY back on its feet. You want to close the deficit thats where you will get the most bang for your buck. Then and only then would I raise taxes. Raising taxes needs to be done, it just needs to happen in conjuntion with other things.

Anonymous said...

Place a $5000 tax on all teardowns and a $10000 tax on each new unit of unsustainable development added to the landscape.
Let's remember if we weren't offering every Tom, Dick and Harry two-bit developer a tax break for destroying our neighborhoods, we wouldn't have to spend so much for all the added infrastructure costs now. There are suburbs that are not anywhere close to being developed. Let 'em build there. We are supposed to be a supercity in 20 years anyway connected all the way up to Boston. Get to steppin'!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, that's the answer to everything. Blame the developers. Well no one is developing anymore. Who are you going to blame now?

Anonymous said...

Subprime mortgage lenders.

Anonymous said...

They all went out of business. anyone else?

Anonymous said...

You just wanted people to blame. They've been named.

-Joe said...

corrupt government - why can't we? Time to use our democratic rights
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The Patriot act and newer "Bush national security directive" says civilians can not enforce the Constitution or Bill of Rights along with the law.
To many lazy Sheeple watching "American Idol or Paris Hilton on the plasma screens werent paying attention and now THEY GET WHAT THEY DESERVE !
Sadly the decent people suffer as well due to all the idiots being spoonfed sugar coated P Correct shit newsprint and television regulated by the goverment (FCC) itself.

Remember the National Guard tackling a 90 year old grandmother --in her own home --with a licenced pistol as savages looted the streets in New Orleans ?

The posse comitatus act has been thrown down the toilet allowing the military to be used on civilians
Right now they are making interment camps all over the country to be ready for all the "insubornates"
The posse commas act now says the army and navy can now be used on civilians to keep government continuity.
Emm-----throw you in a federal pokey, no lawyer, no bail, nothing.

The shits gonna kit the fan when they ram this “Amero” money and N American Union system down our throats. They will have to demand we turn in our green cash for conversion and more taxation or loose it.

In short, the Goverment cares more about saving thieving Wall street bankers with off shore bank accounts, clueless passive Illegals creating a new voting base $$ than hard working Americans.

Its the Titanic all the super rich are getting the lifeboats everbody else gets locked in to go down with the ship.

-Joe

-Joe said...

www.nationalledger.com/artman/publish/article_27266405.shtml
The goverment is trashing our money to replace it with the "Amero"
As a line in the above (National Ledger article) reads, "Our currency will be replaced with the "Amero."
We'll be one giant step closer to the U.N.'s perverse dream of a one-world government.

Have no doubt O'Bama and Hillary will be 100 % behind the UN and its dream of unification of Canada, Mexico, and the United States.
Make us all slaves for the rest of the world.

Under Canadian law this websight would be closed. Its owner and bloggers in jail right now accused of "in-sensitive" speech

Anonymous said...

Under Canadian law this websight would be closed. Its owner and bloggers in jail right now accused of "in-sensitive" speech
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Hey Wade, what do you think? You told us you are from Queens County ... Canada?

Anonymous said...

The Greeks know how to react against a corrupt government - why can't we?


Why dont you go over to Astoria and ask them?

Trilby said...

"Yeah, that's the answer to everything. Blame the developers. Well no one is developing anymore. Who are you going to blame now?"

Those developers building crap in Queens get to pass on 10-year tax abatements to the buyer-suckers. That's the gift that keeps not-giving to the City.

Yes, I blame developers for a lot of the mess. And all the give-aways from Mike to his rich buddies. Yout hink that doesn't amount to a lot of breaks that we now are being asked to make up with taxes on everything that makes life bearable here?????

ew-3 said...

Meanwhile in Alaska, Gov Palin submitted a government that reduced spending by 7% to meet an expected shortfall.

Anonymous said...

Taxing us and then giving a 30% increase to welfare reciprients does not make sense to me.

Anonymous said...

It would if you are a liberal.

Anonymous said...

The difference between Republicans and Democrats is that Republicans will tell you about the issues and what they are doing about them no matter how much you disagree with them, while democrats will tell you what you want to hear and then do and say otherwise.

Wade Nichols said...

Hey Wade, what do you think? You told us you are from Queens County ... Canada?

Yes, I'm that bored. I live in Canada, and spend my free time trolling a blog about over development in Queens County, NY. Makes a lot of sense!

E-mail columnist Mark Steyn if you want the scoop on Canada. He is a Canadian, and recently had to defend himself against the PC facists in Canada. Fortunately, he won.

Joe said...

Yep Mark Steyn got "the works"
Canada ...it’s all PC fascists, gun grabbers, and stinky journalists like that screwball Nick Auf’derMaur.
Pheeeeew !

Last time I was in Canada (with John Entwistle R.I.P) we all got kicked out of the country for having 2 cans of beer in the tour bus icebox + 1 autographed playboy of there own crappy product Pamela Anderson !

During the raid the bastards tear up the bus and find a 35mm film canister and start testing re-testing it with no results for drugs.
----It was the drivers dried up “blue stuff” for the bus toilet.

Friggan idiots THEN threw us in the pokey for “laughing and insulting them” 5 hours !

Canada can KMA !!

Anonymous said...

ew-3 said...

Meanwhile in Alaska, Gov Palin submitted a government that reduced spending by 7% to meet an expected shortfall.


I almost laughed my ass off.Ask residents of Wasila about the stadium she forced through that no attends tax payers paid for.Alaska also has NO infrastructure.There is no need for a budget in that sparse state with an over abundance of assemblies of god nuts that ram there beliefs down other citizens throats.

AS far as the Amero that has been on the table for years and Colorado is well aware of that from ex FBI agents and lawyers who left the federal govt that have given many presentations there on the new highway being built and the federal govt used emminent domain to remove people from ther property to prepare to build it.Bush & cheney with the CFR have been planning that out for a while.Both sides know its on the way and thats why bush was free to spend like a drunken sailor for private war contractors and handing money to Israel and Columbia because they dont care if the country goes broke.Anybody pay atention to the Queen of England intervening in Canada in the last two weeks?

Ron Paul has spoken about this but the mainstream media labeled him a goof with out listening to a word he said.Hes been around for quite a while and is very rational.
People in other countries take to the streets and some use non violent protest to horrid govt encroachments like these taxes on every spec of our lives while they dont cut what they should;stadiums,corporate loopholes, and subsidize massive developement in a over run city.

Anonymous said...

***If it was up to me I'd bust up every union up in the state. The benefits that they recieve are out of line with those in private world where we live under the constant threat of a pink slip. Second I would go after wasteful spending. There is a lot of it going. Neither of those will plug the hole, so the next on the list is the sacred cow Medicare.

I gues your pockets are OK there.I bet youve never done any hard labor work at all.Well babay boomer have fun eating up all the Medicare and social security when you retire.Dont think to blame greedy white collar corporations that down size you, just blame everyone below you.You wouldnt last a day doing the labor that has built your building or home and the transit you take.

Anonymous said...

*For everyone complaining here, I'd like to see your suggestions for plugging a $14B deficit.

Every state has a major budget deficit.Explain that when you blame unions and forget about billions of missing corporate tax dollars to fund cities with there percent missing.You like deregulation dont you.Then expect to see more Lehman Bros,AIG and More Maddof, or World com and Enrons just weeks away.

A little fun past history:March 4, 1998: First Union acquires The Money Store, nation's 5th-largest subprime lender (and home to ex-Yankee broadcaster Phil Rizzuto's commercials).
1998 Dec 22: As part of Newt Gingrich's Contract With America, Congress enacts a measure making it more difficult to sue companies for securities fraud.

Anonymous said...

??????Yeah, that's the answer to everything. Blame the developers. Well no one is developing anymore. Who are you going to blame now?

What.Do you live in a cave.Theres building going on Newtown off 31st in Astoria,21st all over by 30th ave and down to the park,new condos on Queens blvd by Rego Park Forest hills and the list goes on.They also continue to build all over Queens plaza with new neuvo condos that are not finished yet and there digging for two more buildings a half a block away from the Queensbridge houses.Construction continues also in the fake Hunters Point area too.
Tomorrow ill see more construction and ill get back to ya.Open your eyes before you speak.

Anonymous said...

** Taxing us and then giving a 30% increase to welfare reciprients does not make sense to me.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would if you are a liberal.
No it makes sense if you live in NYC and state letting the one party dems or repubs destroy the middle class with cheap labor and bask in there ever growing elite culture thats squeezing us all out.NYC has no real democrats or republicans just politicians looking to make a big buck.Politicians here dont care about labor,wages,maintaining infrastructure,upstate factories,or any qualms about doing business with Dubai for NYC ports(rudy Guliani) and anything legal.NYC and Illinois dems or republicans are criminals.Republican George Ryan is doing time in Illinois.One is on his way.Blagoevich will have something to say about his boycott of Bank Of America maybe.
Jesse Jackson Jr has also been working for the FBI for 10 years as an informant.Hes gonna have to stay out of the public eye.

Hell Gate Kid said...

In 1930, America did not lack industrial capacity, fertile farm land, skilled and willing workers or industrious farm families.

It had an extensive and highly efficient transportation system in railroads, road networks, and inland and ocean waterways.

Communications between regions and localities were the best in the world, utilizing telephone, Teletype, radio, and a well-operated government mail system.

No war had ravaged the cities or the countryside, no pestilence weakened the population, nor had famine stalked the land.

The United States of America in 1930 lacked only one thing: an adequate supply of money to carry on trade and commerce.

In the early 1930's, Bankers, not Congress, had become the only source of new money and credit.

Bankers deliberately refused loans to industries, stores and farms.
Payments on existing loans were required however, and money rapidly disappeared from circulation.

Goods were available to be purchased, jobs waiting to be done, but the lack of money brought the nation to a standstill.

By this simple ploy America was put in a "depression" and the greedy Bankers took possession of hundreds of thousands of farms, homes, and business properties.

The people were told, "times are hard," and "money is short." Not understanding the system, they were cruelly robbed of their earnings, their savings, and their property.

The financial mavens created this crisis again, today. They had their focus on the next quarter, next SEC filing.

Their bonuses were tied not to the long, but the short term.

Sure capital is international, but instead of staying here creating jobs, it snuck around on off shore locations and like a kid playing hooky, got into trouble doing things it shouldn't.

ew-3 said...

"I almost laughed my ass off.Ask residents of Wasila about the stadium she forced through that no attends tax payers paid for.Alaska also has NO infrastructure.There is no need for a budget in that sparse state with an over abundance of assemblies of god nuts that ram there beliefs down other citizens throats."

Now what does that have to do with the governors choice of cutting spending vs raising taxes in NY. You've been Borged by the Democrap machine and can't even compare facts without showing hate.

Snake Plissskin said...

Remember why Alaska gets so much federal money - they have two senators, not one.

We have Hillary (who did shit for NY) now we have a board housewife with the right name.

Umm. the media should be calling her Carolyn Schlossberg and interviewing the public, rather than (rightfully) frustrated politicans.

Wade Nichols said...

Last time I was in Canada (with John Entwistle R.I.P) we all got kicked out of the country for having 2 cans of beer in the tour bus icebox + 1 autographed playboy of there own crappy product Pamela Anderson!

Wow, the Who bassist who gave us the wonderful bass line in "Eminence Front"!

Yes, Canada does suck. The stupid immigration toads always hassle me when I pass through the border there. If I wore a burkha and carried a bag of fertilizer, they'd wave me through customs and offer to carry the fertilizer! The Candadian customs toads made my wife and I have our bags scanned by their $100K+ X-ray machine. They think they see something suspicious - they ask my wife, "What's this?" DUH! My wife says, "It's an umbrella!" A bunch of PC toadies!

Joe said...

I dont know how the hell Wade and his wife can live up there ?
I have traveled all over the world and never encountered such a group of asshats.
I'd rather even more taxes any day then an North American Union with this Repugnant society
Its no wonder there smartest export is Tommy Chong !

(Not knocking Tommy & Shelby they are actually very nice Americans now)

Speaking of Slossberg---her uncle Ted is the one who took that girl on a drunken midnight ride around the canal. Ted also co-wrote and pushed the immigration act of 1965 right ?

Oh boy get ready here it comes, the Libs are gonna stick it to us good !!
I think its going to be worse then peanut Carter's administration

Hell Gate Kid said...

I dont know how the hell Wade and his wife can live up there ?
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They don't. No one in Queens spends that much time in Canada.

Wade lives in Manhattan (takes books out of the NYPL), is likely female (do you know of a guy that talks about burkas and Grey Poupon Mustard), and seems to be rather new to the money game (old money is never that fixated on status).

Seems to have a training in finance and is likely unemployed (if they were would they have time for Crappy?)

The ball is in your court!

Wade Nichols said...

They don't. No one in Queens spends that much time in Canada.

You spend the least amount of time outside Queens. You probably don't even own a passport.

Wade lives in Manhattan (takes books out of the NYPL)

You don't have to live in Manhattan to have a library card to NYPL. But you wouldn't know, since you don't read much, other then the "free paper" they hand out at the subway station.

is likely female (do you know of a guy that talks about burkas and Grey Poupon Mustard)

Yes, there are TONS of women who talk about burkhas and Grey Poupon. I think they all live in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

and seems to be rather new to the money game (old money is never that fixated on status).

Like you know anyone outside your buddies at the welfare office.

Seems to have a training in finance and is likely unemployed (if they were would they have time for Crappy?)

Which also explains why you spend so much time here also.

The ball is in your court!

Game goes to Wade Nichols!

Anonymous said...

Which also explains why you spend so much time here also.

The ball is in your court!

Game goes to Wade Nichols!
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Ah Wade, your standing on my balls.

Remember, this is my turf and my rules ... and ... and ... did anyone ever say to you that you are most alluring when your angry?

Miles Mullin said...

Leave Wade alone, boys!

Anonymous said...

??????Now what does that have to do with the governors choice of cutting spending vs raising taxes in NY. You've been Borged by the Democrap machine and can't even compare facts without showing hate. ew-3 said...

**** Meanwhile in Alaska, Gov Palin submitted a government that reduced spending by 7% to meet an expected shortfall. ew-3 said...

In case you dont remember because you obviously have read nothing of Palins medieval views she doesnt openly share too easliy.You can see her on You tube and elsewhere at her mega church saying some insane things and speaking in tongues.You brought up Palin in you post first thats what I was commenting on.Ive talked with people from Alaska that dont care for her at all and are sick of the radical evangelicals pushing there views on them especially the natives.Shes also under investigation for illegal money from oil companies in Alaska.She can spout her garbage on Fox news though.Theres no hate just pointing out the facts.Dont be a fool and call names before you do your reading.Read something that challenges your view, whatever that is.

Anonymous said...

Joe :Oh boy get ready here it comes, the Libs are gonna stick it to us good !!
I think its going to be worse then peanut Carter's administration

You just had eight years of reckless financial leadership from bush who admits to be no economist and cheney claims hes not concerned about debts.Theres your problem but your blinders are on.What is your cesar wanna be responsible for??Watch out there boys here come those criminal pardons bush is handing out just like Nixon and Ford gave to themselves and there friends.They left Carter with a hollow house and laughed about it.Sound familiar?Nixon recorded himself.Smart
The right just gutted the country for there cronie friends but you dont have a clue or are willfully ignorant.

Anonymous said...

I don't want my hard earned tax dollars raising welfare payments! What happened to community service to pay back welfare? Did that go away?

Anonymous said...

"The Best and The Brightest" destroyed our economic system with utter madness. The same security was pledged to a dozen different people. Paupers were given loans so that fees could be generated. Securities so exotic that the heads of the securities companies didn't know what they were selling were shilled to everyone. This stupidity and thievery is what we are dealing with. I pray that we have the character the old-timers who lived through the last depression had because we will need it. Patterson is not the villain here.

Anonymous said...

How about fines on business and residences that don't shovel their walkways. Some sideways are now now iced over as of five days after our first snow. That is unacceptable.