Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.–attributed to Benjamin Franklin, 1789
We must work to lower property taxes in NYS.–Tom Reed, 6/20/2017
- Tom Reed owns expensive real estate; he seeks lower property taxes.
- Tom Reed owns a business; he seeks lower business taxes.
- Tom Reed has a six figure salary; he seeks lower tax rates for high income taxpayers.
When Tom Reed talks taxes, one shouldn’t assume he is thinking about others; he is looking out for himself.
Reed will never change, self-serving is his middle name.
People like Reed can afford higher taxes and it won’t take any food off their table. Unlike most in our district.
How exactly does he plan to lower ‘property’ taxes from Washington? Property tax is local, not Federal. Does he think he’s going to write a Federal law telling town and city governments how much tax they can assess on properties?
Yes, Faso’s bill would coerce NYS to cut property taxes. It is an unfunded mandate.
It is a shell game and a blame game. Local taxes will be cut if the state cannot mandate a local share of Medicaid. Then the state taxes will be raised to make up the difference. Then Reed and his cronies Faso and Collins will blame the state. Worst case scenario is that the state won’t raise taxes to make up the difference, and Medicaid will take a double whammy from the AHCA and the loss of the local share, rural hospitals and other healthcare providers will close, and jobs will be lost. In a TV interview, Reed’s justification was that an ambulance driver told him about a case of Medicaid abuse, which he generalized to all recipients as a call to action to do away with waste and abuse and lower property taxes. I guess he thinks this will make him a hero, at least until the reality sets in when his constituents become the losers.
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