Howie Hawkins on Tax Reform
Local property taxes upstate are the highest in the nation
The first and only Democratic primary debate between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his opponent Cynthia Nixon covered a lot of topics. Geographically, the furthest upstate the debate got was the Tappan Zee Bridge.
The Green Party's Howie Hawkins,
took notice. "Most of the debate was about New York City. Those of us upstate were wondering if we're watching an election about where we live," said gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins.
Hawkins says he would have liked to have seen more discussion
on how property taxes should be reduced. "They've been going up and up. The state is balancing the budget on the backs of local property taxpayers. Taxes upstate are the highest in the nation," said Hawkins.
And Hawkins hopes that once attention turns
to the general election, candidates from outside the two-party system will be invited to participate. "We should have a series of debates around the state and let the voters really get a chance to hear what we all have to offer," said Hawkins.
Source: Capital Region Spectrum News on 2018 New York governor race
, Aug 30, 2018
Simple, steeply progressive wealth & income taxes
Simple, steeply progressive wealth and income taxes. Make the super-rich and the giant corporations pay their fair share. Cut military spending deeply.
Eliminate corporate welfare through various deductions and exemptions. Put economic development aid on the budget, not hidden in the tax code.
Source: 2006 Congressional National Political Awareness
, Nov 1, 2006
Shift to progressively-graduated income and wealth taxes
Cut the property, sales, and payroll taxes that overburden working families. Shift the tax burden to simple, no-loopholes, progressively-graduated income and wealth taxes. Make corporations and the rich pay their fair share.
Source: 2006 Senate campaign website, hawkinsforsenate.org, “Issues”
, Jun 30, 2006
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