On “Tax Day,” Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb Calls For An End To New York State’s Overtaxation Of Middle-Class Families And Businesses

Statement from New York State Assembly Republican Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,I,C-Canandaigua):
April 14, 2010

“Today is ‘Tax Day’ which brings into sharp relief the fact that New Yorkers still endure one of America’s highest and most crushing tax burdens. In fact, according to the non-partisan, independent Tax Foundation, the average New Yorker has to work 113 days this year just to pay their share of federal, state and local taxes. That means 113 days of hard work just to pay for the costs of big government. New York State ranks third highest in our nation in terms of days worked just to pay taxes: only New Jersey and Connecticut place higher. This week, and throughout the past year, there have been countless taxpayer tea parties and grassroots rallies all across New York, urging Albany to reduce spending and make tax relief a top priority. Our Assembly Minority Conference has heard and championed that very message of fiscal responsibility. We continue fighting for a property tax cap and state spending cap, along with delivering real tax relief for New York’s overtaxed, overburdened middle-class families and businesses that have been forgotten by Albany.”