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    Governor proposes "beauty taxes"

    Governor proposes beauty taxes | WIVB.com

    Hair stylists say their clients are definitely feeling the economic pinch. They fear that it will only get worse if Governor David Paterson gets his way.

    John Paul Lauricella (Capello Salons) said, "People are used to paying a price with no tax, and if you throw in a tax on top of that, it would deter them from coming as often as they do."

    The governor's proposed budget includes taxes aimed at a slew of services including sales taxes on hair cuts.

    Lauricella said, "Another tax, our New York State residents are overtaxed as it is."
    Really!? I know we're in an economic crunch, but should the cities be throwing more tax on the People because of it? If the city is in dire need of money, it can damned well cut spending, they don't need to try to emulate NYC (which according to the article already has this sort of tax). It's like California. It alone had one of the higher global GDPs and it's out of money. How is it out of money? Reckless spending. The people pay enough to the government, we're feeling a huge pinch brought in part by lack regulation and irresponsible lending practices. Government's fault, and who has to pay? We do.

    Government is getting well to big for its britches and I think we're going to see that fact well demonstrated during this time of economic hardships.
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    Re: Governor proposes "beauty taxes"

    If it moves, tax it. If it doesn't move, tax it.
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    Re: Governor proposes "beauty taxes"

    Why are you so pissed off? Seriously?

    This is what the people want, same thing in Cali, the people WANT this. And now they get to pay for it. I say tax em all even more, it's their choices that got them there.

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    So the governor wants to put barbers and hair stylists out of business.
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    Re: Governor proposes "beauty taxes"

    I live in Northern PA, half an hours drive from the NY State border.

    Since I live in the sticks, big city shopping sometimes involves driving to NY to shop - but I avoid it and drive further to a bigger town in PA.

    The taxes are smothering in NY. Gas is generally 30-40 cents more expensive, sales tax is higher, forget about buying beer or wine (or cigarettes, though I don't smoke) - the cost with the added tax is unfathomable.

    Now there are those freeloaders.... er, Indians and their casinos, tax-free gas and tobacco up there that you can get stuff from but I have philosophical issues with their claims to sovereignty and greed that I wouldn't buy a feather from them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Obvious View Post
    I have philosophical issues with their claims to sovereignty and greed that I wouldn't buy a feather from them.
    I have a philosophical issue with the government stealing my money for things it wasn't meant to do so that I'd go anywhere I could to avoid giving them dime 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I have a philosophical issue with the government stealing my money for things it wasn't meant to do so that I'd go anywhere I could to avoid giving them dime 1.
    I agree up until the point where my money goes to a non-American, which is essentially what they're calling themselves by playing the sovereign card.

    Even if it's based through pork and waste, I'll support Americans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    If it moves, tax it. If it doesn't move, tax it.
    No, it's "If it moves tax it, if it doesn't move subsidize it"

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    Ronald Reagan would roll over in his grave!
    Reagan's party is dead and gone. The current incarnation of the GOP is nothing compared to what it once way. They're no different than the Dem's now.
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    Re: Governor proposes "beauty taxes"

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    Really!? I know we're in an economic crunch, but should the cities be throwing more tax on the People because of it? If the city is in dire need of money, it can damned well cut spending, they don't need to try to emulate NYC (which according to the article already has this sort of tax). It's like California. It alone had one of the higher global GDPs and it's out of money. How is it out of money? Reckless spending. The people pay enough to the government, we're feeling a huge pinch brought in part by lack regulation and irresponsible lending practices. Government's fault, and who has to pay? We do.

    Government is getting well to big for its britches and I think we're going to see that fact well demonstrated during this time of economic hardships.

    I propose the governor submit to a mental fitness examination.


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