New Yorker wants to trade rich taxpayers for Water Buffalo, or something

17 Mar

How’s that for a headline?

The Business and Labor Coalition of New York, BALCONY, today (Monday March 14, 2011) called for an extension of the higher tax on New York’s earners with taxable income over $200,000 as a means to help close the state’s $5-9 billion budget deficit for 2011-2012. Keeping the tax on higher earners is part of the solution to help balance the state budget.

Looking at BALCONY’s website reveals a coalition of of the various competing parasites; unions, hopey dopes, and liberal leaning businesses.

Never mind that wealthy New Yorkers recognize that they aren’t shackled to the state and many are choosing to leave, further eroding the tax base. Included on that list is Tom Golisano, former owner of the Buffalo Sabres hockey club and founder of Paychex, the 2nd largest payroll processing company in the country.

Mr. Golisano had enough of New York’s banditry and sold his stake in the team and fled to Florida.

But not to worry. A writer to the editor of the Rochester City Newspaper offers this solution and is quite happy to see the wealthy leave.

After all the stockbrokers, money changers, and land speculators have left this country, maybe the “too poor to leave” can finally afford a home, a plot of land, and a water buffalo, and then, finally, be able to make a living.

The problem is, you’ve got to be smarter than the water buffalo.

A New York state of mind

1 Comment

Posted by on March 17, 2011 in politics


One response to “New Yorker wants to trade rich taxpayers for Water Buffalo, or something

  1. Saddlesore

    March 17, 2011 at 11:52 am

    One of these days the financial industry will wake up and realize they do not need to be in New York. Since trading on exchange floors is essentially on its last leg (most trading is electronic), there is really no need to be in New York City. The NASDAQ has been a bunch of computers in suburban Maryland for a long time. I bet Virginia would welcome some exchanges with open arms.

    Maybe then someone could farm in Central Park with that water buffalo.


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