NY Assembly Speaker Silver Sees Hope For “Millionaire Tax”


shelly-silverNew York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said public support for a “millionaire tax” to avoid more spending cuts is growing and he thinks Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Senate’s Republican majority may yet support it.

Silver has continued pushing the idea despite the Democratic governor and the Senate Republicans flatly rejecting his bill to further tax New Yorkers earning over $1 million a year.

He said today he plans months of debate beginning in January and his side can win that discussion. Silver says he’s not willing to accept that Cuomo won’t change his mind.

Cuomo says he won’t because it will cost New York revenue and jobs by forcing millionaires to move to New Jersey and Connecticut.

{CBS Local/Noam Amdurski-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Between Occupy Wall Street and the above-mentioned Assembly Speaker’s desire/vision,it may place undue hardships on those which they are targeting.

    This state may become bereft of those who feel unduly taxed , criticized and targeted.

    It will become inundated with recipients of benefits while all others head for the exits and relocate to other states.