Our Governor is a king. The SAFE Act was his royal proclamation that defined me as a criminal if I don't register my rifle with the state. Meanwhile, knights of King Cuomo's round table (the active and retired police) are exempt from his laws.
Property taxes are literally the highest in the nation. A semi-nice home that costs $175,000 will cost you more than $500 PER MONTH in property taxes.
Sales tax is 8%. Income tax is 8%. Gasoline tax is the highest in the nation. A pack of cigarettes is about $9. New York also enforces a use tax. If you buy something out of state, but use it here, you are supposed to pay New York taxes on it.
Police are actively revenue generating EVERY DAY I go to work. We have the red light cameras now generating tickets as well.
They try to block every exit and turn up the heat.
We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.
-C. S. Lewis