Tag Archive: Tax

Jun 29 2012

Queens GOP to Obama: You Lied!

Queens County Republican Party Chairman Phil Ragusa issued the following statement today regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Obamacare’s individual mandate:

“While the Queens Republican Party’s Executive Committee appreciates Chief Justice Robert’s rebuff of the Obama administration’s tortured attempt to use the Commerce Clause to justify an individual mandate as well as the Court’s decision not to allow the Obama administration to punish states that do not comply with Obamacare dictates by withholding critical Medicaid dollars it is obviously disappointing that this economy killing law survives in any form. Obama’s policy prescription was always worse than the disease.

That the court upheld it as TAX to be collected by the IRS from those unable to afford private insurance unmasks the Obama administration’s hypocrisy.
Obama swore time and again it wasn’t a tax but then instructed government lawyers to argue it was a tax. This President has once again lied to the American people and levied the largest tax on the people while overseeing the largest expansion of government ever – – deepening our recession and causing more pain on the middle class and small businesses – and just to make a name for himself

Mitt Romney said it best when he said Obamacare was always “a liberal pipedream…a 2,700 page, multi-trillion-dollar Federal Government takeover of our health care system.”

We need to elect Romney for President, Wendy Long for U.S. Senate and Dan Halloran for Congress so we can repeal this monstrosity and get America back to work again.
Americans want pragmatic problem solving from their government not more taxes that only kill jobs and opportunity and trample on our freedoms.

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Oct 01 2011

Senator Avella Feels Comfortable Being Called Senator

In an interview with Howard Koplowitz, Senator Tony Avella sits down to explain the progress he’s made since leaving City Council for his seat in the state capitol.

Avella laments that it’s still mostly “The fix my pothole problem,” but he discusses a few tough as nails state-wide issues he’s tackled including fighting for a Millionare’s Tax.

The article doesn’t mention Tony’s advocacy to ban hydro-fracking, a dangerous method of extracting energy by pumping chemicals into the depths of the Earth. My gut tells me that this bill may prove to be the most important bill for the future of the environment.   Early in March 2011, Tony introduced Bill S4220-2011 which bans all future hydro-fracking in the state of New York.

Tony received a crash course in intergovernmental affairs and admittedthat as Senator he has noticed much more power to see through his agenda for the District. Of course Tony!  This is a great thing for the neighborhood. Unfortunatly everyone thinks you’re still the City Council Member and they swamp your office with calls to fix street lights and potholes.

I’ve even heard some very obtuse people call you a quack for taking up hydro-fracking. “What’s this got to do with me?” They ask. Everything, I tell them. I’m glad you are looking at the bigger picture for the future of New York and what you can do for us in the Senate. Keep it up, especially with your plans for campaign finance reform.

Read: Avella says Albany suits him

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