Gov. Andrew Cuomo has come out against extending a tax on New York's highest earners, according to a report in The New York Times.
Despite the ongoing Occupy Wall Street movement–with income inequality as one of its main rallying cries–and a new Siena College poll showing that 72 percent of New Yorkers support raising taxes on those making more than $1 million a year, Cuomo told The Times that extending the tax surcharge would drive residents and businesses out of the state.
According to The Times, Cuomo said of the tax: “The fact that everybody wants it, that doesn’t mean all that much. I represent the people. Their opinion matters, but I’m not going to go back and forth with the political winds.”
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