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Hey Gov. Cuomo Your Budget s Wrong,
It s Tax the Rich and Feed the Poor, Not the Other Way Around!
Frederick Floss, Executive Director, Fiscal Policy Institute and Professor of Economics and Finance at Buffalo State College
When it comes to the state budget Gov. Cuomo's approach is out of focus and falls far short in making the essential public investments to expand opportunities for the millions of New Yorkers in poverty or still struggling to pull away from the great recession of 2008-2009. New York State has gone through six years of austerity and that has stretched the financial capacity of its municipalities, schools and agencies to the limit. This isn t the time for large, multi-year tax cuts paid for with projected surpluses and substantial, unspecified out-year budget cuts. We ll shovel through the "budget" and uncover how the steep tax and spending cuts will seriously erode the state s ability to invest in its people, communities and infrastructure
produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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