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Old 12-17-2008, 01:33 PM
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Default NY governor proposes 88 new fees and taxes to fix massive state deficit


NY governor proposes 88 new fees and taxes to fix massive state deficit
Gov. David Paterson has proposed a so-called 'iPod tax' on downloaded music and entertainment services to help his state close a $15.4 billion budget deficit.

However, Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) products aren't Paterson's only targets. He has proposed 88 new fees and taxes that go far beyond, including on movie tickets, taxi rides, soda, beer, wine, cigars, massages, cable and satellite TV.

That's just one aspect of Patersonís proposed $121.1 billion budget released yesterday. The budget attempts to make state government leaner while relying on a wave of new taxes and fees that will be passed down to businesses.

Ipod tax? no problem, like anyone pays for music anymore. The few fools still paying for music will start downloading free music too.
NY governor proposes 88 new fees and taxes to fix massive state deficit

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