Voters Want Budget Cuts, Not Tax Hikes


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]