“The logic behind [the tax break] is we have a very slow-growing economy and capital gains taxes are one of the worst things you can do to if you want to create jobs,” he said.
Robert Nied, who organized the protest Thursday at the Quality Inn & Suites off I-88 in Schoharie, said he initially booked a conference room adjacent to the Republicans’ dinner, but was kicked out of the hotel at the last minute. Management at the hotel told the newspaper that the Republicans needed more space and were given the room due to a pre-existing contract they had with the hotel.
Schoharie County Sheriff Anthony Desmond, who was performing crowd control at the protest, said he the owner canceled Nied’s reservation and didn’t want the group at the hotel or on the property. He said sheriff’s deputies moved the group from the hotel’s parking lot to the road leading to the hotel.