Governor Andrew Cuomo also reiterated his demand for the reinstatement of the federal opponent from SALT.
Brooklyn, New York – Governor Andrew Cuomo wants his fellow Democrats in Congress to do something so that New York State does not have to raise taxes on the rich.
On a conference call in the afternoon to brief reporters on the state’s response to COVID, the governor also spoke about the state’s finances. Balancing the country’s current proposed budget requires a massive one-time amount of federal aid.
Cuomo has made it clear that he wants $ 15 billion from Washington, or that he will have to think about budget cuts or tax increases or both.
Then the governor called on the Democrats, who form the majority in the US House of Representatives and Senate, to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans.
“Covid was a national problem. The national economy should recover. Increase national taxes, which is what the Progressive Democrats have been talking about for years. You are now in the majority. Do it. Do it, so countries like New York don’t have to do that,” Cuomo said.
New York’s governor has resisted calls from state Democrats to raise taxes on the rich. On Monday, Cuomo said he would put New York at a disadvantage with other states.
Once again, Governor Como called for the reinstatement of the SALT deduction, or the ability of federal tax providers to deduct state and local taxes on their annual revenues.