Sen. Ruben Diaz Outs Senate Colleagues Millionaire’s Tax Hypocrisy


Senator Diaz Urges Colleagues to Remember OWS 11-Mile March During 2012 Budget Vote
New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has released the following statement in regard to his Senate colleagues’ participation at Monday’s Occupy Wall Street 11-Mile March to support the Millionaires Tax:

“It is good to know that some of my colleagues in the Senate joined yesterday’s Occupy Wall Street 11-Mile March to support the Millionaires Tax.

Earlier this year, I called upon my Senate colleagues – especially the Black and Hispanic Senators who represent less fortunate communities – to oppose Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Budget because it did not include the Millionaires Tax.

In order to save Governor Cuomo from being embarrassed by passing a Budget without the support of Black and Hispanic Senators, my colleagues voted for the Cuomo Budget with all of its cuts and with no Millionaires Tax, leaving me and Senator Tom Duane to be the only Senators to vote to oppose the Budget.

If Governor Cuomo does not include the Millionaires Tax in the 2012 Budget, I hope that these same Senators who marched 11 miles and others will remain firm and oppose any such Budget.”

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A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email MBenjamin9@optimum.net.
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