Jon Greenbaum of Metro Justice weighs in on the town hall meeting with Governor Paterson this week. It seems like The Guv is really trying his hardest to protect the wealthy in this budget “crisis.” It’s hard to fathom how we could possibly have a budget crisis when the income tax rate plateaus at a mere $20k a year.
Jon makes a lot of other good points, such as debunking the myth of The Diaspora of the Over Taxed Wealthy. Princeton says it just ain’t so.
As for myself, I would only just add that when we got Paterson as a Governor, he was hailed as a Progressive. What the hell happened, then? A few simple tweaks to the income tax or property taxes in this state would make all the difference instead of heaping all the cost of bailing ourselves out onto the working poor.