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Where They Stand: There's A Democratic and Republican Way to be State Comptroller

It's A Free Country researches the difference between the comptroller candidates

Monday, October 11, 2010

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and candidate Harry Wilson Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and candidate Harry Wilson

It's A Free Country and The Brian Lehrer Show bring you the fall election series 30 Issues in 30 Days. We will explore one issue every day until election day - issues of relevance to the NY, NJ and CT elections and the national midterm congressional races. This week, we'll be looking into whether there is a Democratic and a Republican way to be state comptroller.

Democratic incumbent Thomas DiNapoli 

Republican challenger Harry Wilson

Both agree:

  • the state pension fund should not invest in companies that do business with countries with ties to terrorism. 
  • they would have voted for federal bailout bill because it was necessary to save the economy.  
  • to withhold judgment on ultimate success of the bailout.
  • on avoiding endorsing anyone in the race for Governor.
  • that the state comptroller's office should be filled by a special election if it’s vacated between elections.
  • that they had their own tax returns prepared by other people, and neither recall having bounced a check.

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Comments [2]

no fair from Westchester

You take DiNapoli at his word that he is in favor of lowering taxes when he has never in his entire Assembly career done anything other than raise taxes. Yet regarding Wilson you lead with "supports a federal tax break for hedge fund managers" which is so out of context it appears deliberate.
That is just not fair. I'm a Democrat and I think rich people should pay more in taxes - but continuing to raise taxes without addressing spending will ruin our private sector economy. Then where will we be?
Let's get our financial house in order then go knocking on the millionaires' doors.
Harry Wilson is saying all the right things .
We all need to listen then vote for him on November 2.

Oct. 12 2010 02:32 AM
NYER

DiNapoli has raised taxes more than any candidate in recent memory. How can they say is he is for lower taxes? Preposterous.

Oct. 11 2010 07:04 PM

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