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Cuomo, Faso continue tax cut dispute

Jun 28, 2017 12:04 am
Kyle Hughes reports in The Daily Freeman that the war of words between New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook) heated up June 26. Cuomo said that Faso's amendment to a bill in Washington D.C. that would cut taxes and healthcare to millions, “amounts to nothing more than a political Ponzi scheme." Faso's amendment would shift the cost of Medicare from New York counties to the state, with a promised tax cut for property owners. Cuomo has said that tax cut will be offset by the state having to hike taxes to cover the difference. "The Faso-Collins shell game cuts $2.3 billion in federal funding to New York and will force every resident of this state to pay a ‘Faso-Collins Federal Tax’ added onto local property taxes to make up the difference to avoid decimation of our healthcare system," Cuomo said. Faso answered back with his own press release, “While the Governor turns a blind eye to the repercussions of the property tax burden, Congressman Faso recognizes this burden is a critical factor in forcing many New Yorkers to flee our state.” Folks that do not own property get no tax cut, under the amendment, but will have access to less healthcare. Read the full story in The Daily Freeman.