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The Religion Of The Elite In New York: Worship Banks, Sacrifice Humans?

Thursday, October 20, 2011 12:18
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[Alternet ed note: Cuomo's decision to let the milionaire's tax in NY repeal was contested last night by Occupy Wall St. protesters. See story here].

This takes some real chutzpah:


Cuomo said his opposition was a principled one, similar to his father Mario’s unwillingness to go along with the death penalty, a policy deeply rooted in the elder Cuomo’s Catholic faith.


“My father was governor of this state. He was against the death penalty. Everyone in the state wanted the death penalty — everyone. It was near 80 percent. And he was the governor of the state and he said he wasn’t going to sign it. Every year — go back and talk to some of the people who know the history — every year we had to scramble and make sure there wasn’t an override of the veto. 


“The point is, we don’t elect — the governor isn’t a big poll taking machine. And that’s what we do, we take a poll and do whatever the poll says and you wouldn’t need me … so the fact that everyone wants it, that doesn’t mean all that much. I respect the people, their opinion matters, but I’m not going to go back and forth with the political winds.” 

A tax on those making $250,000 and more will expire at the end of this year. Cuomo disputed the idea that this is essentially a tax break for those earners. 

Just in case anyone disputes the idea that protecting the wealthy is a religious commitment of certain politicians, think again. This man just compared a principled opposition to the death penalty to opposing taxes for the wealthiest among us.

Is Cuomo a lapsed Catholic who’s taken up Randian philosophy? She thought taxing the rich was immoral too.


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