New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness Launch Statewide Radio Ads

Governor Needs to Worry about the Rest of Us

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ALBANY, NY (03/24/2011)(readMedia)-- New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness launched a statewide radio ad campaign today that takes the Governor to task for protecting wealthy New Yorkers at the expense of the working families in this state. The ad will air in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany and the NYC Metropolitan area.

The ad talks about what everyone knows but most are unwilling to say. The Governor has too cozy a relationship with the Committee to Save NY.

"The Governor says we all need to sacrifice, but in reality he is balancing the budget entirely with spending cuts that will disproportionately impact poor and working families throughout this state. Now is not the time to give a tax break to the wealthiest in this state. We can mitigate the most harmful impact of the cuts by simply extending a tax that is on the books right now," said Ron Deutsch, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness

"The Governor wants to paint everyone who disagrees with him as a special interest. Most of us are just looking for some parity in this budget, We need to strike a balance between spending cuts and revenues. The federal government just extended the Bush tax cuts for people making over $250,000 and now is not the time to give the wealthiest an additional tax cut," lamented Deutsch.

Deutsch also pointed out that poll after poll show that the overwhelming majority of New Yorkers support the extension of this tax. In fact the only thing as popular as the Governor in the polls seems to be the "millionaires tax."

A recent report issued by the Public Accountability Initiative and New Deal for New York details the individuals and businesses behind the Committee to Save NY. The report shows how members of the Committee contributed large sums of money to the Cuomo campaign, evaded taxes through off-shore tax havens, and get billions in public subsidies. And yet they want more......

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