“There will be an extension of the surcharge set to expire next year,” Cuomo said Thursday.You see? Right before your lyin' eyes a government official tells you, no, it's not a tax hike, it's TAX CUT!
And when asked at if that wasn’t hypocritical, given his prior no-new-taxes positions, Cuomo tried to paint the tax hike as a tax cut, since the budget also provides the middle class with a $350 child tax rebate.
“Some taxes go up, yes, and others go down and the net is they go down. That’s why it’s a tax cut,” Cuomo said.
Although there is plenty of history where government has kept its word, there are just too many stories of the opposite that should teach people to NEVER let this happen.
Case in point: Shortly after I moved to Richmond, VA, the regulations for the toll way system was set to expire. At that point, all toll roads were to revert to freeways. Guess what? Didn't happen!