Crouch, Assembly Minority Push for Initiatives to Ease Crushing Burden of High Taxes

May 5, 2008

Assemblyman Cliff Crouch (R-Guilford) and the Assembly Minority Conference today observed New York’s “Tax Freedom Day” by calling for passage of several targeted legislative initiatives, which would reduce the state’s crushing tax burden on families.

“Tax Freedom Day” refers to the amount of days individuals must work to earn enough money to pay their combined tax obligations at the federal, state and local levels. According to the independent, non-partisan Tax Foundation, New York’s 2008 “Tax Freedom Day” is May 5, the third latest in the nation.

“High taxes are squeezing middle-class families throughout the Southern Tier,” said Crouch. “Food prices are on the rise, fuel costs have hit record levels and, yet, the state continues to increase taxes, making it even more difficult for families to make ends meet. This is simply unacceptable. It is time to re-evaluate our spending priorities and provide relief from the crushing burden of high taxes.”