Articles on the Constitution by E. J. McMahon
Spend, spend, spend: Taxes keep climbing because New York state does little to rein in a budget that only goes up
Sunday, December 11, 2011
"Rising spending is a well-established trend in New York, as shown in the accompanying chart. Adjusting for average inflation during each fiscal year, the State Operating Funds budget — excluding the permanent, recurring federal share of...
Senior Fellow at the prestigious Manhattan Institute's "Empire Center for New York State Policy", E.J. McMahon's 2011 opinion piece written for the New York Post makes the case as to why higher taxes are not the answer to solving New York's chronic overspending problem and traces the growth of state spending over successive administrations.