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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v10n48 (11/30/2011) » Section: Letters to Artvoice

Tax the Rich

I am outraged at our dysfunctional state government right now and everyone who works for a living should be as well. How can Governor One-Percent Cuomo actually be considering giving a tax break to his millionaire friends at this crucial time in our struggling economy? The millionaires tax cut would allow almost five billion dollars of our much needed tax revenues to go the wealthiest one percent of New Yorkers! We need those funds in our local economies to help bridge the widening gap between the have and have-nots. The New york State legislature and the governor were voted into office to serve the interests of the 99 percent, not the uber rich. The politicians keep telling the middle class that if we give the wealthy more money they will create jobs, but we have been doing this for 10 years now, and I have one question, “Where are all those promised jobs?”

Get the Lead Out

Thousands of Western New York hunters have taken to the forests with the opening of deer season a few weeks ago on November 19. Whether hunters use a rifle or a shotgun, the projectile they use will be primarily made of lead.

American Rogue State

When does the United States not celebrate UN Day (24 October) and Human Rights Day (10 December)? The reasons are political.

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