Next, we are going to have to confront the tax situation in our State. The property taxes in New York are killing New Yorkers. Thirteen of the sixteen highest tax counties are in New York when asset by home value. In absolute dollars, Westchester County the highest property taxes in the United States of America. Nassau County the second highest property taxes in the United State of America. It has to end, it has to end this year. We have to hold the line on taxes for now and reduce taxes in the future. New York has no future as the tax capital of the nation. Our young people will not stay. Our business will not come. This has to change.
Put it simply the people of this state simply cannot afford to pay any more taxes, period. I would now like to introduce you to Ms. Geraldine Sullivan. Ms. Geraldine Sullivan is a resident of Monroe County. She is 81 years young. She has been retired after 28 years at Bausch and Laumb. Geraldine lives alone on social security and owns her own home. Her home value, property value has gone down and her taxes have gone up. Geraldine could no longer afford to make ends meet. What did Geraldine do, so at 81 years old she went back to work as a lunch monitor at the local high school just to be able to stay in her home and just to be able to stay in the State of New York. Geraldine we understand your problems, help is on the way we will pass a property tax cap Geraldine once and for all and we, and Geraldine we applaud your spirit and your strength and your tenacity; letís give Geraldine a big New York round of applause.
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