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Tax cuts? Is GOP kidding?

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It didn’t take Senate Republicans long to come up with a way to spend the extra $200 million in revenue the state found last week. In their party’s time-honored tradition, they’d cut taxes — not just by the amount of the windfall, but nine times as much. The tax cuts, including a revival of the STAR rebate check, need to be seen in the context of an overall budget plan — the Senate is expected ...

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March 7, 2013
6:54 a.m.

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What a novel editorial. A leftist newspaper's advocacy of keeping every dime the State finds laying around. I love this line: "Tax cuts are fine when there’s money around..." Has the Gazette EVER advocated for a tax cut "when there's money around?" OF COURSE NOT! Because there's never "money around." And take a look at the miniscule amount we're talking about. $200 million dollars amounts to less than 2/10ths of 1% of the entire state budget! I don't expect to live long enough to see a Gazette editorial bashing Democrats for not CUTTING TAXES. Never gonna see it.

March 7, 2013
9:35 a.m.

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The citizens of New York State [including myself] should truly be concerned and embarrassed___The dismal financial state of affairs is quite evident and the incompetency of our elected leaders is continually demonstrated___Until they are replaced [100%] things will remain the same___Can we endure that much longer?___What a legacy for our children & grandchildren