The movement that began last month on Wall Street to protest the influence corporate money has on government is reaching the government’s seat of power.
An “Occupy Albany” encampment is expected to spring up today at a park in sight of the granite walls of the state Capitol. Politicians there could be asked to determine a question central to the Occupy Wall Street protests that have spread around the nation: Should the very rich pay more in taxes?
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo opposes the “millionaire’s tax,” saying it would drive out the rich and hurt business. Cuomo is at odds with his fellow Democrat, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who says the millionaire’s tax is a moral imperative. Republicans in the legislature oppose the tax.
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