When Governor Cuomo was elected in 2010, he promised a new beginning in the relationship between New York State Government and its people. We thought that meant creating jobs, lowering taxes, and giving New York's Government back to its people by eliminating mandates on local government and job killing regulations on our businesses.
Wow, were we wrong.
Now in his third year as Governor, Andrew Cuomo has raised taxes by over $2 Billion, killed tens of thousands of jobs and over $1 Billion of new investment by giving in to radical anti-jobs environmentalists, and imposed the most anti-individual liberty, anti-gun laws in the United States. Instead of repealing mandates and business regulations, he is making the business climate in New York even worse -- New York is at the bottom of the barrel for attracting new jobs and business growth.
In a recent survey of individual freedom in all 50 States, New York ranked dead last -- http://freedominthe50states.org/overall/new-york The study noted:
New York is by far the least free state in the Union. It is therefore no surprise that New York residents have been heading for the exits: 9.0 percent of the state’s 2000 population, on net, left the state for another state between 2000 and 2011, the highest such figure in the nation.1
New York has, by a wide margin, the highest taxes in the country: 14.0 percent of income, three and a half standard deviations above the national mean. New York is also the most indebted state, setting its own record high in FY 2010 at 33.2 percent of income. * Mercatus Center of George Mason University, 2013
Instead of a "new New York" we have the worst of the old New York, and it’s getting worse. Jobs and business continue to flee, our State debt gets bigger, and entitlement programs push taxes higher every year.
New York's Freedompalooza concert is the beginning -- the coming together of New Yorkers who want to take up the fight. We will register our families, friends and neighbors to vote, educate ourselves about what the candidates really stand for (as opposed to what they may tell us), and then make sure we exercise our Constitutional right to vote on Election Day.
The professional politicians hope we'll fail. We know we won't. Join the Freedom Coalition – its free! – and join us August 24, for Our First Shot for Liberty in the Empire State.