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New Yorkers prefer spending cuts to tax hikes, and it's not even close

Posted by Joshua Culling - November 17, 2008

According to a Siena College poll, New York voters overwhelmingly support spending cuts, rather than tax increases, to eliminate a projected $2 billion budget gap.
Seventy-five percent of voters think the state budget gap of $2 billion for this fiscal year should be closed by cutting spending, while 10 percent support increasing taxes and nine percent favor borrowing money.

Though Gov. Paterson has stressed the need for spending cuts, the same poll shows that 77 percent of voters think he'll eventually stray from that message and support tax hikes. Here's to hoping they're wrong.

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