In today's Newsday we read that it is now official: New York City is the highest taxed urban area in the country. "No other city comes close, the report says." Given this fact it is important that our elected officials begin to look for ways to reduce the tax burden on the average New Yorker, and on the city's businesses as well.
Which is why we were so perturbed by the failure of the Speaker to deal with this issue in her state of the city address. When we are as over-taxed as we are in New York it is imperative that the situation be recognized as serious. Tax reduction should be first and foremost on every one's policy agenda.