Thursday, March 20, 2008

New NY Gov against tax hikes on wealthy

March 20, 2008 -- Raising taxes isn't the way to go right now, Gov. Paterson said yesterday, joining Mayor Bloomberg in opposing a plan by Democrats in the Assembly to boost taxes on the rich.

"I think that the foremost area that we want to address is to tighten our belts, not to drive up taxes for a constituency that has been - I would say - battered over the past number of years," Paterson said during a City Hall press conference with Bloomberg.