Governor David Paterson responded with the following sage comment.....
"If I knew that would be the result," he said of Rush's leaving, "I would've thought about the taxes earlier."
Yeah that's a freakin' riot. Your state is hemorrhaging taxpayers like they're going out of style and this is how you decide to treat one of the people actually contributing to your economy.
This is exactly the mentality liberals who run cities have. And they wonder why all those rich republicans head to places where they are appreciated, like the suburbs.
Neil Cavuto bitch slaps Paterson on this very point......
Rush Limbaugh to New York: "Drop dead. I'm leaving." New York to Rush: "Don't let the screen door hit you on the way out."
And with that, New York Governor David Paterson laughed off a millionaire packing up and heading out. Paterson even found it funny.
"If I knew that would be the result," he said of Rush's leaving, "I would've thought about the taxes earlier." Everyone laughed. Why?
Because this isn't about a broadcaster named Rush, but a tax hiking rage for which politicians seem in such a rush. The governor is free to laugh off Rush bolting from a fancy Fifth Avenue penthouse condominium.
Clearly, the gov's not a fan of Rush. But I suspect he is a fan of Rush's money. He's going to need it. And now he won't have it. And if other rich guys join Rush, guys like Donald Trump....he won't have a lot of it, or them.
Then what will become of the governor's millionaire tax for which $300,000 is enough to qualify? If you can't stick it to the rich who are bolting, how much lower on the financial food chain are you going to have to be moving? Because you better move fast, governor.
Where's John Galt?