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Ron Deutsch, of the nonprofit New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness, called the tax changes “long overdue.” “This budget makes historic investments in public services and puts the needs of the many over the needs of the few,” he said. “While we know there is still more work to do, these tax reforms are a great start in addressing New York’s worst in the nation income inequality and will begin to reverse a decade of austerity spending in our state.”
“I hope that after countless economic development corruption scandals that state and local governments are starting to realize that subsidizing billionaires to build anything is a fools’ errand,” said Ron Deutsch, executive director of New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness, a group that, according to its IRS filings, provides advocacy “for lower and working class New Yorkers.”
“Whether it’s a stadium or a solar panel factory, we shouldn’t be using taxpayer dollars to fund the development desires and dreams of billionaires. In this big league development game, one thing is for sure: the billionaires win and the public loses,” he added.