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The tax-free zone on SUNY campus plan that Cuomo hatched up was done out of desperation to try and make us upstate ******** give Der Fuhrer approval points... nice try.

Gov. Cuomo's tax-relief plan is for political gain - NYPOST.com

The sources, with deep Cuomo administration ties, said the governor hatched the plan after becoming obsessed with the possibility that upstate opposition endangered his chances for topping dad Mario Cuomo's historic first re-election victory margin in 1986, when he won with 65 percent of the vote.

"The governor has been crazed by his declining numbers upstate and was running around saying, 'We have to have something for next year, we have to have something,' and that's how we got Tax Free NY,'' said a Cuomo administration source.

Cuomo's standing with upstate voters plunged in early January after he rammed the anti-gun ownership SAFE Act through the Legislature.

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"Cuomo's people are leaning on everyone, telling them they have to support this publicly, even though many think it's a bad idea that discriminates against all those businesses that won't get these breaks,'' said a prominent business figure.
 

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Can I open up a gun store in a tax free zone?
 

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Gov $uck-up for upstate
  • By FREDRIC U. DICKER
  • Last Updated: 4:31 AM, June 3, 2013
  • Posted: 1:11 AM, June 3, 2013
Fredric U. Dicker

As is so often the case in Albany, a seemingly well-intentioned program turns out to be anything but.
Gov. Cuomo's Tax Free NY plan to lift the enormous tax burdens on businesses located in favored upstate areas is, sources have told The Post, actually a politically motivated scheme to reverse huge upstate opposition to Cuomo's re-election next year.
The sources, with deep Cuomo administration ties, said the governor hatched the plan after becoming obsessed with the possibility that upstate opposition endangered his chances for topping dad Mario Cuomo's historic first re-election victory margin in 1986, when he won with 65 percent of the vote.

"The governor has been crazed by his declining numbers upstate and was running around saying, 'We have to have something for next year, we have to have something,' and that's how we got Tax Free NY,'' said a Cuomo administration source.
Cuomo's standing with upstate voters plunged in early January after he rammed the anti-gun ownership SAFE Act through the Legislature.
About a month earlier, in late November 2012, a Siena College poll had found traditionally Republican upstate residents strongly backing Democrat Cuomo's reelection, 57-34 percent.
But just a few days after the SAFE Act's passage, Cuomo's upstate numbers began a notable erosion - to the point where last month just 41 percent of upstaters told Siena that Cuomo deserved re-election, while 50 percent said he did not.
"There's no question the SAFE Act had a dramatic effect on how upstate voters view the governor," said Siena pollster Steve Greenberg.
Cuomo started the year by saying he wanted legalized commercial gambling casinos upstate in order to help the region's blighted economy (made worse by his refusal to authorize fracking for natural gas), but the plan met widespread skepticism, and there was no indication that it helped him with upstate voters.
So that was why Cuomo, in a last-ditch effort to turn things around before the Legislature recess for the summer, unveiled Tax Free NY just two weeks ago, with no advance notice, with no studies or projections to suggest its effectiveness and, so far, without the full endorsement of the Legislature's leaders, insiders said.
While Cuomo has rounded up several prominent business and civic groups to support the plan - which would grant sweeping tax relief, including a waiver of personal income taxes, to new businesses that locate at SUNY towns and other college campuses - the pressure to win their support has been enormous.
"Cuomo's people are leaning on everyone, telling them they have to support this publicly, even though many think it's a bad idea that discriminates against all those businesses that won't get these breaks,'' said a prominent business figure.
Another business figure called the chances of Cuomo's plan having a positive impact on the upstate economy "next to zero."
Political experts told The Post that unless Cuomo turns around upstate anger, he could lose 55 or more of the state's 62 counties next year and fall well below Mario Cuomo's 65 percent.
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The fact that Cuomo believes that tax-free zones would be of great benefit just underscores how bad our current level of taxation is. NY would benefit much more if the state spent less money and collected less taxes. The tax-free zone is also yet another way in which our corrupt state government would reward it's allies. Who decides what businesses get to participate? It will ultimately be some politician.
 

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He's dismayed at the lack of upstate support? Any wonder? Between the SAFE act, his refusal on the fracking and his yet to be released "woman's Protective act" or whatever he's calling it, (which includes a plan for late term ie 7-8 month abortions) he's losing upstate completely. He's a complete...I don't know what, he pisses me off so much.
 

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Well, he screwed a bunch of business in NY with this unSafe act, and lost thousands of dollars in sales tax revenue, so he's gotta push for something that will make this state go more in the red....there's gotta be a way to impeach him now....
 

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Cuomo is more of a narcissist than Obama -- which I didn't think possible. He will do anything to win re-election except the right thing. He has no honor. What's the honorable thing for him to do? Not sure, but in the back of mind....

hari kari perhaps???
 

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The only thing he did with his latest stunt was piss off small business owners that have been grinding it out for the last XX years paying out the wazoo in taxes, barely squeaking by. What's he going to have open? A taco joint on campus that sells $1 burritos and has minimum wage part time help without benefits?
 

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VOTE...VOTE......VOTE...........We got Him on the run and the "city" alone can't re-elect Him because there are alot of disgruntled people there just like the rest of the State....We can vote Him out a send a message to the Country
 
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