What else did they expect?

You tax the rich and they go to a state that doesn’t take as much of their money? Huh, who knew…

…at least two high-profile defectors have sounded off on the tax changes: Buffalo Sabres owner Tom Golisano, the billionaire who ran for governor three times and who was paying $13,000 a day in New York income taxes, and radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh. Golisano changed his official address to Florida, and Limbaugh, who also has a Florida home, announced earlier this year that he was relinquishing his home in Manhattan.Golisano, who created 5,000 jobs from his Rochester payroll processing company, Paychex, bristled when politicians said he was bailing on New York in the spring.
“If anything, New York state has bailed out on us,” he said.

I don’t think I would have been even that diplomatic. Seems to me New York state is acting like it’s entitled to take as much of Mr. Golisano’s hard-earned money as it sees fit. I know there’s a sizable entitlement mentality on the individual level, but I never would have thought that extended to a government entity. Who do those people think they are?

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One Response to “What else did they expect?”

  1. southtexaspistolero Says:

    Sabra (71.144.19.200)
    We’ve got two possibilities here. Either the individuals get their sense of entitlement from the government (which may be the more common form these days), or else the folks who feel entitled to others’ money but don’t have the cojones for armed robbery go into the government instead.
    September 28, 2009, 1:38:06 PM CDT – Like – Reply – Moderate

    K.D. (76.210.226.84)
    Money given to the government is blown like mad…In my piece of the world, the government entity spends money on some of the worst stuff, thinking it “looks good”..or they hire administrators in some make-work program. What the hell 8 asst. superintendents do, is beyond me.
    Then don’t get me started on the money that is blown on sports. Nothing wrong with athletics, but when your priority is in that arena rather than school….Well, I am about to say some stuff to get myself into trouble…..
    September 28, 2009, 6:54:34 PM CDT – Like – Reply – Moderate

    BobG (68.165.132.230)
    Somebody ought to teach the dumbasses about the Laffer Curve.
    September 29, 2009, 9:41:41 AM CDT – Like – Reply – Moderate

    the pistolero (68.203.231.7)
    the folks who feel entitled to others’ money but don’t have the cojones for armed robbery go into the government instead
    This would be my guess, considering most of the things they go on record as saying. But the other possibility would explain a lot as well.

    don’t get me started on the money that is blown on sports.
    Yes, indeed. The math & science departments have to make do with hand-me-down equipment, but the football team gets a shiny new stadium.

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