The NYS Business Council is touting its web page about our less than friendly surroundings for small business. It's called "Enough Already New York." On it there are all sorts of comments and suggestions about the stat.
When you look around there does seem to be increasing disdain for business as usual. The election of Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey shows more and more people, even in that horribly wasteful state, are saying Enough's Enough.
While many are rightly concerned about taxes and spending, only incremental change is possible simply because too many people have a stake in the present insolvent system.
For instance, the modest changes enacted last year to the NYS pension system came at a high cost in various concessions, carve-outs and exemptions to different public employee unions. We are now seeing another round of early retirement schemes being approved that add greatly to the long term obligations of the pension fund.
On this day of Tea Party activism and public awareness of the extent of taxation, we are on the verge of a crushing new round of state, federal, and local levies.
And just try to suggest the smallest of cuts as Governor Christie has done.....The screaming by those receiving the largesse and their MSM mouthpieces is staggering.
Just as for personal overspending a profound event like a bankruptcy is needed to scare you straight, it will take a wrenching calamity to do the same in government spending.
A day of reckoning ? Yes....But what ? and when ? That's anybody's guess.
Happy April 15 !
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