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New Taxes in New York Include...

As if the economy isn't slow enough already, the following new taxes in New Yorkshould really kill demand.

  • 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. And 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.

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Obesity Tax

Currently the soda is part of the obesity tax. Also, Indian Reservation cigarettes are subject to tax. I just love the state I am in.

Namaste'
Nicole

"Truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accept as self-evident." Arthur Schopenhauer

Namaste'
Nicole

"Truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accept as self-evident." Arthur Schopenhauer

Fear Not my Loyal Subjects

The Fair Maiden Caroline Kennedy will arrive on horse back from her ivory tower (aka Manhattan penthouse) and work her Kennedy magic. Fairness and decorum will be returned to all of the land. She is after all a Constitutional Lawyer. The End.

PureNoEvil

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Is it wrong

That I laughed so hard, I think I broke a rib.

PureNoEvil

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Maybe Y'all Should Try New Hampshire

We covered this problem in New York on the blog: http://www.commonliberties.com/?p=18 - very scary. Caroline Kennedy's gonna be the Senator out there too. Go figure!

http://www.commonliberties.com

This is fantastic. Its

This is fantastic. Its already bad enough here in New York with the amount of regulations and taxes the city has now. When this budget passes(because there's no chance anyone is going to say no), there's going to be even less of an incentive for any businesses to start here or for people to even live here. An 18% tax on ALL non-diet sugary drinks with less than 70% real juice? Ridiculous. Who the hell is he to tell people what to drink? In NYC we have the worst combination of Major Bloomberg and Governor Paterson telling us what we should and shouldn't eat.

Double post

Double post

But that's not all, the

But that's not all, the governor wants to raise the cost of a driver's license from $50 to $62.50 and car registrations from $44 to $55. He also wants to re-issue license plates so drivers have to shell out another $25.

--Create a $1 million obesity prevention program.
--Provides a raise for 1,200 state judges, who haven't had one for a decade. It would be provided with a $2.5 billion court system budget, up 1 percent.

--Leaves 213 state parks and historic sites open while reducing services and adding fees for camping, cabin rentals, golf and marina use.

http://wcbstv.com/politics/paterson.budget.plan.2.888868.html

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All proposed taxes....

I don't believe they are in effect yet. Not that I have any faith in the NY legislature to curb this sort of ridiculous behavior, I'm just pointing out they are only being 'proposed'.

Lets see what idiot want to risk their jobs by backing them.

NY, I leave it in your capable (teehee) hands. Throw the rascals out if they try to tax you further!

On the lighter side, it will be even longer before I set foot in NY or buy anything in NY....and I live right across the river!

I may not know the truth, but I know when I'm being lied to...

I may not know the truth, but I know when I'm being lied to...

All Part of the Agenda

NWO Agenda

1. Government ownership of all land.

2. Progressively Increasing taxes and increasing income tax

3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.

4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.

5. Central bank with an exclusive monopoly. FED

6. Government media control; control of communications and transportation.

7. Factories and instruments of production owned by the state.

8. Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture. (work gangs in agriculture, roads ...)

9. Gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equal distribution of the populace over the country.

10. Free education for all children in public schools. Combination of education with industrial production. (civil service that morphs into "volunteer" work in industry?)

My letter to this scumbag

I suggest we write him as pointless as it may seem, he can be emailed through a form at www.ny.gov.

My letter to this scumbag:

Governor Patterson,

After reading about your 2009-2010 budget, I could not believe my eyes. At a time when our economy is in perpetual decline thanks to the perils of fiat money, taxes and regulation, you chose to add buckets of fuel to the fire. As a former, life long, New Yorker with several friends, business associates and family members still residing, I am appalled at the new taxes you propose. A tax on caloric content of a beverage is insane and abusive, you cannot single out an industry based on your personal dietary beliefs. Taxes on items that I assume that you see as luxuries (taxi rides, cable and satellite TV service, cigars, beer, movie, sports tickets, and health spa visits) will deter people from participating in or attending these events or activities and drive more people such as myself, my friends, and many businesses, out of New York further exacerbating the extensive problems being created by your political ilk. In your ignorant and immoral proposal to seize the taxpayer's blood, sweat, and tears through theft you have proven to be an enemy of business, morality, the American way of life, and ultimately the people themselves. Your horrifically ignorant proposal will have unlimited unintended consequences for years to come and with any luck will result in your ejection from office. I will be advising every New Yorker that I know to vacate the state as my wife, my friends, and I have done as soon as humanly possible so as not to see one more straw added to the already deceased camel's back. It's clear from what you have proposed that I have wasted my time in writing this letter on your obviously corrupted and limited intellect. Saturday night live was wrong in criticizing your physical disability, they clearly would have had much more numerous and justified material residing in your political beliefs. May god have mercy on your soul and may he deliver us from the hands of your archaic and statist ideas so that America can move back toward morality, leadership, health, and prosperity through personal responsibility one state at a time.

"It is the responsibility of the patriot to protect his country from its government."

— Thomas Paine

"Endless money forms the sinews of war." - Cicero, www.freedomshift.blogspot.com

Patterson is legally blind...

..and a socialist democrat. I hope you wrote it in Braille and used small words.

I may not know the truth, but I know when I'm being lied to...

I may not know the truth, but I know when I'm being lied to...

Excellent Job!

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"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

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"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

Tax revolt

We are going to start seeing this madness more and more as local and state governments simply run out of money, and it could very well lead to a tax revolt.

http://federalfallacy.com

That's another example of

That's another example of government out of control..

Around a year or so ago NY

Around a year or so ago NY made a new law that obligated online merchants to collect NY sales tax if they had affiliate partners who are located in the State (even if the business itself had no physical presence there). (Affiliate partners are basically website publishers who earn a commission for referring sales, by the way.) Anyhow, NY passed that law and rather than having all these merchants now sending them checks it resulted in very many online merchants ceasing business with affiliates located in NY. The law, that they thought would increase sales tax revenues, only served to damage income related revenues. In addition, many larger affiliates left NY so that they could continue with their businesses in other States.

Basically, the government doesn't have a clue. I suppose that's all I really needed to type here.

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Yes, Good Point

It's called the "Amazon" tax, but it effects everyone. Not all online merchants are doing it yet. Supposedly Amazon was challenging it, but I never heard any result.

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"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

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"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

newegg was doing it, then

newegg was doing it, then they refused to implement it after a month or so. They wrote a statement about their refusal. Good for them!

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."
-- Thomas Jefferson

I Didn't Know That

Yes, yes, good for them.

Great Jefferson quote by the way. I'll add it to my list!

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"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

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"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

I'm from New York and I

I'm from New York and I can't wait to get the hell out of here

All paper money eventually returns to its real intrinsic value, zero. - Voltaire

I'm from NJ and am looking

I'm from NJ and am looking forward to moving on from here as well. Cost of living is too high, property taxes are the highest in the nation and the local newspaper just recently had an article about property taxes going up in 2009 and even more in 2010. They cited the poor economy as the reason for doing that!

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Clueless

These guys just don't get it. I thought of moving from NYC to NJ, but NJians talked me out of it. I'm really at a loss.

Maybe I'll try CT.

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"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

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"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

Forget CT

We're trying to get out of here as well, heading up to NH for some liberty.

Colchester, New London County, Connecticut

I'm Stuck Here For Now For Professional Reasons

I'll have to choose the lesser of three evils. Sound familiar?:)

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"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

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meekandmild's picture

Try KS, AR, MO, OK

lot lower tax rates, lower cost of living, people real friendly.

I Would If I Could

I'm going to have to stay in the vicinity for awhile for business reasons, so that pretty much limits me to NY, NJ or Conn. I suppose I could include PA if I really wanted to commute.

The states you listed sure are tempting, as are a few others I'm sure.

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"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

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"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

Stop by the cupcake shop on 6th Ave. first.

Yum.

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This is a great example of the mechanism leading to

REVOLUTION!

Among other things, government is a means to take wealth from those producing it and to give it to themselves. Government is also a means for the relatively few to rig the economy in their favor so that wealth is shifted from the many to those few.

When the economic pie is expanding, government and their friends can use laws to take a greater portion of the expansion because as long as the masses see some improvement in their economic circumstances they may complain, but they will not rebel.

We are at a major cusp in history. The economic pie has started to contract, and what contraction we see now is minor in relationship to what is to come. The present contraction was triggered by increasing energy cost, but it set off a collapse waiting to happen in the unstable debt based monetary system. Once the shock of panic subsides in a few years, any future attempt of the economy to expand will be constrained by lack of sufficient energy to fuel our industrial age. The standard of living has entered a long term decline that will not end during the lifetime of anyone alive today. In short, plan on poverty as your future unless you are part of government or have a good government granted economic advantage.

Those in power will not accept a reduction in their share of the economic pie. That is what you see in this push by NY to take a greater share of the pie. In short, they expect the masses to bear the pain of economic contraction. The bailout of Wall Street, banking institutions and auto manufacturers is an example of taking the wealth of the masses so that the privileged interest will not need to bear the pain of economic contraction.

Eventually, the pain from economic contraction, placed disproportionately upon the backs of the average person will become intolerable. Sooner or later, and probably sooner, the pain of going along with this system of plunder and control via taxes, inflation, and rigged markets will become much larger than the pain of revolution, and violence will erupt.

Who knows what the timetable will be, but news stories like this should be a clear sign to you that those in power intend to take a greater share of the shrinking economic pie; everyone else be damned.

Watch it unfold. I don't think we will get much past 2020 before the killing starts, and there will be no sitting on the sides. You will be forced to take sides. Some will side with those in power and some will side with the rebels, and we will kill one another with a passion probably not seen since the battles in the Pacific during WWII.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

Congressional pay increases, yet another example of

those in power insisting in maintaining their lifestyle while the majority bear the burden of the economic shrinkage.

http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/with-economy-in-shambles...

"A crumbling economy, more than 2 million constituents who have lost their jobs this year, and congressional demands of CEOs to work for free did not convince lawmakers to freeze their own pay.

Instead, they will get a $4,700 pay increase, amounting to an additional $2.5 million that taxpayers will spend on congressional salaries, and watchdog groups are not happy about it." more

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

Yes, that is a real

Yes, that is a real possibility..

unbelievable

Most of these will hit my budget. Those bastards. They grossly overspend and overreach and then force me to pay for it. My state Rep will hear from me tomorrow.