It turns out New Yorkers aren’t clamoring for a $200 billion tax increase. Yes, that is billion with a “b.”
If Assemblyman Richard Gottfried and other Albany bureaucrats get their way and install a government-run health care system, New Yorkers will be shelling out upwards of $226 billion a year in additional taxes.
Fortunately, taxpayers recognize the folly of this plan. According to the memo of a recent poll conducted by Mercury Public Affairs on behalf of The Business Council of New York State, labor unions and other concerned organizations, a majority of New Yorkers oppose the misguided, unnecessary and damaging attempt by certain Albany special interests to install government-run health care for all.