Democrat Tax&Spending Spree, 2007-2008

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Re: Democrat Tax&Spending Spree, 2007-2008

Postby guesswho » Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:25 pm

Oh Look... Research...

2007 (Taxes & Fees Listed in HB 1 & 2)
• Increase in tobacco tax by .28 cents per pack
• Increase in the wild turkey fee from $5 to $15 for residents, and $5 to $30 for nonresidents
• Increase in the nonresident fee for moose permits to $450
• Repealed communication tax exemption, increasing residential phone rates
• New $25 filing fee for court proceedings
• Increase in registration fee for all automobiles of at least $6 per year
• Increase in motorcycle registration fee by 25%
• Increase in tractor trailer registrations
• Increase of fees for reviewing terrain alterations from $500 to $1250
• Increase of fees for shoreline structure application from $100 to $200, plus impact fee increase
• Increase of fees for impact dredge and fill projects application from $100 to $200
• New $25 fee assessed on each property transaction recording for LCHIP
• HB 2 tax shifts to the county tax payers all future responsibility for nursing homes
• Increase of fees for hazardous waster management by $2500 (HB 472)
• New fee for meals and rentals licenses (HB 599)
• Increase of registration fee for mortgage servicing companies (SB 161)

2008
• New tax on cigars by putting them under cigarette laws (HB 1309)
• Increases the tax on both diesel and regular gasoline for cleanup fund (HB 1426)
• Increases the tobacco tax by .25 cents per pack (if $50M is not raised by Oct-SB 321)
• Increases tobacco licensing fees (SB 317)
• New fee for certain cases in the judicial family court (SB 350)
• Increases certain motor vehicle fees (HB 1596)
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Re: Democrat Tax&Spending Spree, 2007-2008

Postby DadaOrwell » Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:25 pm

The dems are out of control, 17 percent a year spending hikes, 18 percent, whatever it is ...it's 18 percent too much. Some of the republicans can be evil too but did they ever go drunken sailor on us to this extent?
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Re: Democrat Tax&Spending Spree, 2007-2008

Postby Jeannine Stergios » Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:04 pm

Dada

With all of this spending going on in Concord, I doubt there's even one person we know who has received any direct benefit as a result.
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Re: Democrat Tax&Spending Spree, 2007-2008

Postby RD » Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:27 pm

My understanding is that total appropriations for the biennium ending June 30, 2009 increased 10.8% over the previous biennium, not 17%. For purposes of comparison, Governor Benson's budget increased 14.3% over the previous biennium when he was in office.
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Re: Democrat Tax&Spending Spree, 2007-2008

Postby RBarnes » Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:49 am

RD wrote:My understanding is that total appropriations for the biennium ending June 30, 2009 increased 10.8% over the previous biennium, not 17%. For purposes of comparison, Governor Benson's budget increased 14.3% over the previous biennium when he was in office.


Union leader explained it as the following...

The Budget Increased Spending By 17.5%. “Although overall spending increases by 10.8 percent, spending of state revenues will increase by 17.5 percent.” (Tom Fahey, “$10.3 Billion State Budget Approved,” Union Leader , June 28, 2007)

And the real issue beyond the spending is the fact they knew up front they wouldn't have the revenue to cover it and waited for a last minute "emergency" meeting to bond off the deficit and pass it on to future tax payers. RD, weren't you the one who said you prefer the democrats tax and spend vs borrow and spend on the federal level? Here the state democrats are borrowing and spending yet you haven't said boo about it. In fact you appear to be SUPPORTING state level dems despite this.

Here's the final icing on the Lynch cake... he stop releasing expense reports so the general public has no idea what the money is actually being spent on! So you're basically defending spending for the sake of spending... no one knows where the money's going and Lynch is doing all he can to continue hiding where the spending is.
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Re: Democrat Tax&Spending Spree, 2007-2008

Postby RBarnes » Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:43 am

RD, here is some addition facts for you...

Year General Fund Biennial Total Change
2004 $1,348,408,518 $2,731,700,289
2005 $1,383,291,771
2006 $1,342,343,319 $2,714,048,216 -0.65%
2007 $1,371,704,897
2008 $1,563,832,988 $3,189,586,031 17.52%
2009 $1,625,753,043


Democrats elected in '06 effected the 08-09 budget. The 06-07 budget was the last one with Republicans controlling house and senate.
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Re: Democrat Tax&Spending Spree, 2007-2008

Postby platypusman » Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:14 am

If we continue to elect the big spending Democrats we could see ourselves in the same position as NY State.

http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/stor ... a=from_rss


Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 7:00 AM EDT | Modified: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 8:43 AM
NY deficit balloons to $6.4BBusiness First of Buffalo


In what may be termed an understatement, Gov. David Paterson said New York state is facing increasingly harsh economic times.

Paterson took to the airwaves Tuesday pointing out that New York's budget deficit has jumped $1.4 billion since he has taken office. The gap for next year is projected at $6.4 billion. State budget officials said the deficit over the next three years has jumped 22 percent to $26.2 billion from $21.5 billion.
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