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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

So WHO are they trying to tax here?

Gov. David Paterson unveils dire New York State budget that includes new taxes, layoffs and cuts:
"An 'iPod tax' that charges state and local sales tax for 'digitally delivered entertainment services' - in other words, that new Beyonce song you download.
State sales tax at movie theaters, sporting events, taxis, buses, limousines and cable and satellite TV and radio.
Costlier driving with the repeal of the 8-cents-per-gallon sales tax cap on motor and diesel motor fuel, plus and increase in the auto rental tax.
Tuition increases at SUNY and CUNY, $620 and $600 a year respectively.
A 50 cent tax on cigars. The current tax is equal to 37% of the wholesale price, or 34 cents a cigar.
No more sales tax break on clothes and shoes worth $110 or less, except during two weeks a year.
Higher taxes on wine, beer and flavored malt beverages. He would also impose an 18% tax on non-nutritional drinks like soda.
The rich would pay more for luxury items through an additional 5% tax imposed on cars costing more than $60,000, aircraft costing more than $500,000, yachts costing at least $200,000 and jewelry and furs costing in excess of $20,000.
In addition, a host of a fees, including those related to motor vehicle licensing and registration, parks and auto insurance, would go up, as would various state-imposed fines."
They are trying their best to punish the rich for daring to be rich ... but the ones who are really going to suffer will be the poor.

that extra sales tax on clothes may not effect the Rockerfeller's of New York, but the John Q. Smith's of the city who barely make ends meet now are really going to get hurt.

the RED items above are the things I think will impact the lower income citizens the most ... and look there's a LOT there!!

Bad move.

Come Take A Bite Of The Big Apple .... and have the Apple bite you back!

Well there's one destination off my vacation list, I guess.

Oh and what's this 'two week' period without a clothes tax? Does any one see the flaw where this will be recinded because they won't be able to give up that money??

NY is so screwed. And now we have their Senator in as secetary of State?? great .... we're all screwed.

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