Senator Marcellino Call On Governor To Resubmit Executive Budget

 

Senator Marcellino today called on Governor Paterson to reconfigure and resubmit his 2009-10 Executive Budget. 

            “Virtually every aspect of a family’s budget would see increases under the
Governor’s budget,” Senator Marcellino said.  “For an average family of four, the impact the Governor’s tax and fee increases would reach more than $3,300 a year.  That would not only exhaust any monthly savings for emergencies, but force families to reduce spending to pay to additional taxes and fees.

             There are some 140 individual tax and fee increases, including the elimination of $2 billion in property tax rebate checks; reimposing sales taxes and clothing and shoe purchases, as well as higher costs for music downloads, beer, water, wine, soda, health insurance, SUNY college tuition, car registrations, school supplies, school lunches, after school care, music lessons and instrument rentals, gym memberships, fishing licenses, haircuts, and more.

            “Under the Governor’s proposed budget, everything a family does in its day to day life will be taxed and every time they turn around, state government will reach into their pockets and take away another dime, another dollar, another hundred dollars,” Senator Marcellino said

 “In his inaugural, President Obama spoke of “our collective failure to make hard choices”.  This Budget  is a failure to make hard choices and an ominous sign for the future of all New Yorkers. Rather than base budget negotiations on an outdated, disastrous plan that would nickel and dime taxpayers to death, the Governor should fix the problems with State government spending resubmit it to the Legislature and move forward with a new plan,” Senator Marcellino said.


SOME OF GOVERNOR PATERSON'S
142 TAXES AND FEES THAT TARGET MIDDLE-CLASS FAMILIES

* If you download music, you'll pay at least $1.60 more every month from the Governor's new ITunes tax.                                         
* If your family has three wireless phones, you'll pay $3 more every month from the Governor's cellular phone tax.

 * If your family of four purchases entertainment tickets costing a total of $100, you’ll pay $8 more from the Governor’s new ticket tax.

 * If you take a well-deserved family vacation, you’ll pay $13 more to rent a car from the Governor’s car rental tax.

 * If you send one child to summer camp for two weeks during his or her summer break, you’ll pay $12.50 more from the Governor’s DEC camp tax.

 * If you receive basic cable TV, you'll pay $4.80 more every month from the Governor's cable TV tax.

* If you purchase one 24-pack of bottled water per week, you’ll pay $4.80 more every week from the Governor’s bottled water tax.

 * If you are currently eligible for the middle-class STAR rebate, you’ll pay approximately $400 more per year from the Governor’s plan to take away your STAR tax rebate check.

                          
* If you buy a 12-pack of regular soda per week, you'll pay $1.80 more every month from the Governor's soda tax.  

* If you pay approximately $194 per month in medical insurance premiums, you’ll pay nearly $21 more from the Governor’s new medical related taxes.                                                                                            

* If you and your son or daughter each get one hair cut per month, you’ll pay $8 more from the Governor’s hair cut tax.

* If you pay $365 per month for an afterschool program, you'll pay nearly $2 more every month from the Governor's childcare tax.

* If you and your son like to fish and have already paid for a fishing license, you'll still pay nearly $2 more from the Governor’s trout stamp tax.                                                                                                          

* If you purchase two bottles of wine per month, you’ll pay 64 cents more every month from the Governor’s wine tax.

* If you buy one six-pack of beer per week, you’ll pay 52 cents more every month from the Governor’s beer tax.

* If you enjoy five cigars per month, you’ll pay 80 cents more from the Governor’s cigar tax.

* If you pay $128 per month for life insurance, you’ll pay $2.56 more from the Governor’s life insurance tax.

* If you pay to have two cars insured in New York State, you’ll pay $3.70 more from the Governor’s auto insurance tax.

* If you register two cars in New York State, you’ll pay $7.81 more from the Governor’s auto registration tax increase.

* If you own two cars in New York State, you’ll pay $4.17 more from the Governor’s license plate tax.

* If you spend approximately $112 per month to fill your compact car with gas, you’ll pay 45 cents more every month from the Governor’s fuel tax increase.