Quote of the Day: Paterson on Rush's Departure

Thursday, April 02, 2009

(Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

(Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Governor Paterson isn't losing any sleep over radio host Rush Limbaugh's plans to leave New York City. The conservative firebrand has called the tax hikes on high earners contained in Paterson's budget 'stupid,' and says he's selling his Fifth Avenue penthouse and getting out of town. Asked about Limbaugh's decision at an event this morning, Paterson was unmoved.

'If I knew that'd be the result, I would have thought about the taxes earlier.'

Limbaugh's departure won't cost the state any tax revenue. According to the Daily News, he says he only spends about 15 days a year in the city.


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Comments [3]

Bob Barney

That's the job of a state governor, celebrate people moving ANY business ties that they have from your state. Smart move. And while you liberals gloat that you flushed Limbaugh from NY, watch the trail of rich folks who follow. They who will pay to fix your broken liberal world?

Apr. 03 2009 10:55 PM
Eileen Lynch

Buyers should boycott buying his place. But they probably won't - I guess if you can afford it you probably don't stand on many principles.

Apr. 03 2009 11:49 AM

Rush Limbaugh should move off the planet... No, that probably wouldn't be far enough.

I bet he'd love these guys:

Apr. 03 2009 12:48 AM

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