- A new, additional 18 percent sales tax on non-diet soft drinks to combat obesity
- imposing a sales tax on cable and satellite TV/Radio services
- taxing personal services, such as barbering, massages, and hair salons
- permanently increasing the assessment on utility companies from 1/3 of one percent to one percent of gross intrastate revenues plus an additional one percent temporary surcharge on those revenue
We all understand the fiscal crisis, but New York's outrageous spending is what got us into this mess . . . and its the spending that's got to go.
NO MORE TAXES . . . CUT MORE SPENDING.
Cut the huge education building program completely. Cut all "economic development" programs completely. Cut all overtime completely.
New York's fiscal woes need strong medicine . . . but the medicine needed is more cuts, not more taxes.