Where The 2011 Special Election Candidates Stand
Repuplican, Conservative Assembly candidate Jane Deacy, a Rockaway resident, has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, a promise to the people of Queens to vote against any and all tax increases. Joined by City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R,C,I-Ozone Park), and Patricia and Benny Biordi, Deacy spoke about the need to make New York a more affordable place to work, live and raise a family.
“Families in our community are struggling to simply make ends meet, especially with skyrocketing property taxes, utility fees, bridge tolls and other taxes that drive the cost of living through the roof,” said Deacy. “The people of Queens need protection from state government’s addiction to tax hikes. Unlike the career politicians in Albany, when I make a promise, I keep it. That is why I signed Americans for Tax Reform’s Taxpayer Protection Pledge.”
Deacy has identified numerous taxes, tolls and fees that are particularly damaging to the families of businesses of Queens and has a plan to eliminate the Cross Bay Bridge toll; repeal the MTA payroll tax; reinstate the STAR property tax rebate; lower utility fees; and provide property tax relief.
While families and businesses in Queens are struggling to afford New York’s crushing tax burden, Deacy noted that she is the only candidate in the race for the 23rd Assembly District who is willing to put her opposition to tax increases in writing.
“Even though unemployment levels are through the roof and people are leaving New York in droves, my opponent still refuses to make a pledge to our community to oppose tax increases,” said Deacy. “I am ready to be the voice for Queens in state government that our community has lacked for too long; a voice for fiscal sanity and accountability in government.”