Monday, September 28, 2009

What else did they expect?

You tax the rich and they go to a state that doesn't take as much of their money? Huh, who knew... least two high-profile defectors have sounded off on the tax changes: Buffalo Sabres owner Tom Golisano, the billionaire who ran for governor three times and who was paying $13,000 a day in New York income taxes, and radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh. Golisano changed his official address to Florida, and Limbaugh, who also has a Florida home, announced earlier this year that he was relinquishing his home in Manhattan.Golisano, who created 5,000 jobs from his Rochester payroll processing company, Paychex, bristled when politicians said he was bailing on New York in the spring.
"If anything, New York state has bailed out on us," he said.

I don't think I would have been even that diplomatic. Seems to me New York state is acting like it's entitled to take as much of Mr. Golisano's hard-earned money as it sees fit. I know there's a sizable entitlement mentality on the individual level, but I never would have thought that extended to a government entity. Who do those people think they are?