Voters Want Budget Cuts, Not Tax Hikes

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Despite all of 1199's emotional blackmail ads lambasting Governor Paterson for his budget cuts in health care, voters overwhelmingly support cuts over tax increases, according to a new Quinnipiac poll. Voters also prefer sales taxes — especially on alcohol and cigarettes — and income tax on those making over $500,000. We'd say this indicates an instinct to tax "the other guy," but dude, everybody drinks. Especially during a recession. [NYP]