Let’s Support Main Street Fewer Rules, More Businesses—It’s Really as Simple as That By: Dan Smith New York gubernatorial candidate Larry Sharpe released a campaign video of him walking through his old neighborhood in New York City. Sharpe describes how his neighborhood has changed. Many of the small, mom-and-pop retailers have disappeared, leaving a mixture […]
New York’s Overmanaged Farmers Are Suffering By: Dan Smith Many New York farmers are hurting, as they are across the nation. The USDA estimates that 42,000 farms have folded in the past four years—many in New York. This is the largest agricultural downturn since the 1980’s and second largest since the Great Depression. Many are […]
Albany’s Addiction to Unfunded Mandates By: Dan Smith If Albany has rules for us to follow, why shouldn’t they have to raise the tax revenue to pay for them, too? Unfunded mandates, what are they? It’s tough to come up with a good analogy. It’s kind of like your landlord showing up at your apartment […]
New York Needs Something Different By: Aaron Segal Since 2010, New York has lost over one million people. It’s losing more every year. In 2015, it fell below Florida. Even adjusted for inflation, the NY State budget has increased by 20 billion dollars a year. Many of New York’s metro areas, such as Binghamton, Syracuse, […]
Energy Firms Hold New York Taxpayers Hostage; Cuomo Pays the Ransom by Dan Smith If energy policy makes your eyes roll back into your head, I get it. And if all the regulations, bans, subsidies, taxes combined with all the different forms of energy leave you confused, I get that, too. It’s likely by design. […]
Taxes Cause Further Harm Besides Directly Draining Earnings from Individuals and Businesses By: Kari Bittner New York State collects the highest taxes of every state in the US. Since taxes are the funding for the government, you might think that collecting the highest taxes means New York State also provides the best services. Not […]
The Exodus from New York, and How to Stop It Written by Dan Smith More and more New Yorkers are fleeing the state. Governor Andrew Cuomo and his Albany cronies are the cause. But there are solutions. Over the past ten years there’s been an alarming trend in New York. While most other states have […]
Governor Cuomo’s approval ratings have taken a dive this past year because of the many issues involving the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA). With so many problems dogging this institution, it’s time for New Yorkers to demand a new approach to the transportation industry.
Written by: Dan Smith Bloated New York government needs money. They use our mobile phone bills as a quiet way to support their own waste and corruption, while they hit us with the third-highest taxes in the U.S.—50% higher than average. We get little in return.
King Andrew, also known as Andrew Cuomo of Queens, is the current monarch of New York. King Andrew is known for spending lavishly, imposing high taxes, and dictating great regulatory burdens on local businesses.