Every Day is Tax Day in New York by Dan Smith April 15th is commonly known as National Tax Day (well, this year it’s April 17th). That’s the deadline for average Americans to file their annual federal and state income tax returns. But assigning one day with that title is misleading, because EVERY day is […]
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 […]
People often support high taxes and extensive regulations intended to make the market “fair” for small businesses to be able to compete with mega corporations. But what is often ignored is that those high taxes and extensive regulations make very little difference to giant companies, but they are always a strain on small businesses. Huge […]
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 only […]
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.
Governor Cuomo, In your statement on Saturday, you criticized the Republican Tax and Jobs plan for double taxing the citizens of New York by limiting or eliminating the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction, saying that New Yorkers are paying too much in taxes. I agree! New Yorkers are paying too much in taxes, it […]