Latest Articles Tagged "millionaires tax"
The tax cements Governor Phil Murphy’s support among progressive groups, and draws a sharp contrast with Andrew Cuomo.
Senator Sanders rode the rails with Bill de Blasio this morning, and was able to pass through the turnstiles with just one swipe of a MetroCard. Which he immediately bragged about.
The tax is more popular than congestion pricing on its own, and also when the two options are pitted against each other as proposals to fund the MTA.
At 10:30 a.m. this morning, elected officials and neighborhood civic leaders began marching 11 miles from 181st and St. Nicholas down to Zuccotti Park, in an event dubbed "End to End for 99%."
Naomi Wolf was arrested for marching outside a Huffington Post event that she had been attending.
"The fact that everybody wants it, that doesn't mean all that much," Cuomo told the Times at a press conference.
Cuomo has said that because New York is one of the most heavily taxed states in the country, keeping taxes high would lure all those "job-creating" wealthy people to Connecticut or New Jersey.
The 99% are heading to the land of the 1%.
In Albany, politicians are getting threatening emails over a "millionaire's tax" that is set to expire. Meanwhile, in Washington, millionaires are in the Senate's crosshairs.