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Paterson Sounds Off on Clothing Tax

Thursday, August 05, 2010 - 09:53 AM

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Gov. David Paterson says trying to get state lawmakers to tax sugary beverages instead of clothing is like "running into a brick wall" and "demonstrates the need for greater campaign finance [reform]."

Paterson made the comment during an interview with WOR's host John Gambling, who asked the governor if he was implying that the blockage of the sugar tax, and passage of the clothing tax, was a "function of lobbying."

"Well, absolutely," Paterson said. "Because the people who are now going to have to go back to paying the taxes on clothing under $110, they don't have a lobby."

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Comments [1]

cleanupnynow from Albany

Paterson and his crew are simply bad for business. Paterson believes that raising taxes, not cutting spending enough, and borrowing. This is not the correct way to govern.

However, as we all know too well, Paterson proved long ago that he could not govern. “The Democratic Conference: Organizational and Operational Structure Report” is an eyewitness account of Paterson’s and his crew’s INCOMPETENCE and DYSFUNCTIONAL governing nature while Senate Minority Leader.

http://www.politico.com/static/PPM110_demreportfinal.html

Paterson’s office was criticized for PATRONAGE, LACK OF LEADERSHIP, INDECISIVENESS and INFIGHTING. Those interviewed in the report indicated that its chief of staff the disorganized Michael Jones-Bey had no management skills.

Amazingly, for running such a DYSFUNCTIONAL CHAOTIC office, the disorganized Michael Jones-Bey was picked by Paterson to mismanage the Division of Minority & Women Owned Business Development (MWBE) at Empire State Development Corporation.

Now that’s the Paterson Way - being rewarded for your incompetence.

Aug. 08 2010 11:15 PM

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