Activists To Protest GOP House Members In NY Over Fiscal Cliff


On Saturday, activists statewide are organizing to call on U.S. House members to end tax cuts for the rich and urge Congress to support New Yorkers by a deal on the looming fiscal cliff, Gannett’s Haley Viccaro reports.

Groups from labor, community, student and faith organizations will target house GOP members to end Bush tax cuts for the rich, protect Social Security and invest in jobs.

The groups, including the Strong Economy For All Coalition, will meet on the Staten Island Ferry, Kingston Farmers Market, Market Street in Corning and at stops in Binghamton and Newburgh. They plan to target GOP House members Michael Grimm, Chris Gibson, Tom Reed, Richard Hanna and Nan Hayworth.

Groups are planning to organize at four different locations throughout the state on Saturday:

  • Starting at 11:30 a.m. on the Staten Island Ferry during the People’s Yacht Trip.
  • From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kingston Farmer’s Market located at 272 Wall St. in Kingston.
  • At 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Market Street Shopping district in Corning.
  • From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at River Read Books on 5 Court Street in Binghamton.
  • At 11 a.m. at N Road, Route 9D (at I-84); Beacon

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  1. the consultant on

    so here is an outline of how to accomplish putting the US on a path to solvency

    1. the bush tax cuts expire on people making more than 350,000
    and additional brakets have to be created so as your income goes up your
    bracket increases

    2. capital gains and interest can no longer be taxed at 15% but they don’t have
    to be taxed .22-25% for those making under
    250,000 in retirment 0

    3.the ss and medicare payroll tax has to be paid on all income

    4. medicare has to be means tested..the more income you have the less you are covered
    for ordinary medical expenses up to a certain threshold…for catastropic diseases the
    standard should be one should go broke paying for hospital or surgical care

    5. social security has to be means tested …for upper income folks who have
    interest and dividends in excess of 400,000 they begin to lose benefits gradually

    6. corporate tax rates lowered to allow us companies to be
    competitive in a global marketplace

    7. federal spending has cut both for defense and non defense a dollar in revenue increases 3-4 dollars in spending cuts

    9. deductions limited to a percentage of adjusted gross income
    going up as your income exceeds 350,000

    10 the AMT has to be abolished

    doing all of the above gradually over the next 10 years…and slowly raising the retirement
    age by 2 years will solve the problem

  2. Hunter Thompson IV on

    What about the welfare/food stamp/SSI/school tax sinkhole? Some of this is local, but it all originates federally, then comes down through the States through mandates and obscene profligacy.

  3. Boehner and McConnell have to go off to pasture and quit their inane nonsense for the good of the USA.

    That is the solution.

    They dont care if tax rates go up for middle class workers who are for the most part stretching one paycheck to the next and hoping nothing breaks or no one gets sick until the next paycheck. These same workers also understand that Boehner and McConnell are dinosaurs who cling to some old time idea; they need to go.