This Week's 'New York NOW' Poll Question
Do you think the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge should be changed back to the Tappan Zee?
Last Week's Results
Do you support the current tax reform bill in Congress?
Your thoughts on the possibility of Republicans defeating Governor Andrew Cuomo:
Answer: No."This is another give-a-way to billionaires at a hefty cost to education, healthcare and social services. I would like to ask these billionaires one question: How much do you need to make you happy and why do you want to add to the misery of those at the bottom of the pile." -Richard M., Albany
Answer: No."Details are sketchy and when Congress' only goal is to pass any legislation to make it appear that they're doing their jobs, there can be no doubt it's not going to be good for the majority of us." -John O., Troy
Answer: No."A disingenuous fraud being perpetrated on the American public." -Matt P., Watervliet
Answer: No."What we learn from this tax bill is that Congressional Republicans do not care about the national debt, about the middle class and poor, about tax reform (tax simplification, tax equity, tax policy as a set of rational incentives), or about the historical reality of previous tax cuts. What they care about is trillions in tax breaks for the rich, and trillions in tax breaks for corporations and pass-through businesses, which is equivalent to transfer of more money to the rich. The President, his Cabinet, and the Congressional Republicans have lied nonstop about the future net results of this pending tax bill. If you want to stimulate the economy, giving more money to people who already have more than enough is not the way to do it. When the Congressional Republicans soon come after Medicare, Social Security, and other programs that are important to the less-than-rich, to cover the ballooning deficit, I suspect it will only be part of the plan." -Kurt H., Schenectady
Answer: No."This is an atrocious, hypocritical and unconscionable maneuver on the part of the Republicans who are so beholden to corporate and wealthy self interests." -Lee L., Albany
Answer: No."A huge giveaway to those who already have more riches than they know what to do with it all by taking away from middle income and poor people. Disgraceful." -Keith B., Albany
Answer: No."There are no corresponding spending cuts to pay for it. Increasing the deficit by $1.5 trillion over the next ten years is robbing Peter to pay Paul." -Larry P., Great Neck
Answer: No."I hope all those Trump voters appreciate how much their taxes go up. The jokes on them. Wait till they see what happens to Medicare, etc." -Anne C. , Watervliet, NY.
Answer: No."Reagonomics all over again -- trickle-down economics: a phony economic philosophy, as we learned in the 1980s. It just benefits the wealthy (who don't invest their excess wealth) and It creates huge deficits -- a huge burden for the Democrats to undo later. and which the ordinary citizen picks up the tab for." -Paul B., Clifton Park
Answer: No."Beyond irresponsible, an direct assault on American values by Trump and the rest of the superrich." -Richard S., Albany
Disclaimer: This is not a scientific poll. It is not intended to be viewed as representative of general public opinion. Rather, results indicate the opinions of a self-selecting group of online respondents which may or may not be representative of more widespread public opinion.
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