Monday, September 25, 2023

Socialists Want to Hit New Yorkers With New ‘Migrant Taxes’; NYC Dumping More Money Into Migrant Crisis than Any Other US Hotspot

Socialists want to hit New Yorkers with new ‘Migrant Taxes’:
Socialist state lawmakers are itching to impose new tax increases to cover the ever-increasing cost of migrants in the Big Apple — insisting that forcing New Yorkers to pay even more is the only way out of the mushrooming crisis.
Two state senators told The Post new taxes were on the table, while their grassroots cadres have buzzed on social media.
“We should increase taxes because it’s economically just policy to offset all costs for our state to function,” said state Sen. Julia Salazar (D-Brooklyn).
“I’d say that even if our city and state hadn’t seen an increase in migrants seeking asylum, this moment makes it all the more important for the wealthy to pay their fair share of taxes.”
Salazar noted that in 2021 the state passed a slew of tax increases on high earners — which she lamented would sunset instead of becoming permanent.
Her tax-happy sentiments were echoed by Senate comrade Jabari Brisport (D-Brooklyn).
“We’re still organizing to tax the rich through the same revenue-raising bills we’ve been fighting for for years,” he said.
The renewed tax fever comes after Mayor Adams last week ordered that all city agencies must slash their budgets by 5%, and possibly by up to 15% in the future, to help accommodate the migrant surge. --->READ MORE HERE
NYC dumping more money into migrant crisis than any other US hotspot:
The Big Apple took in more migrants than anywhere else in the country since last spring, and city taxpayers are on course to spend an astronomical $40,000 per migrant — far more than any of the top five cities where asylum seekers land, data analyzed by The Post shows.
Between last April through the end of July 2023, over 125,000 migrants have headed for the five boroughs, according to data on the zip codes where migrants told U.S. Customs and Border Protection they plan to settle.
The stats are tracked by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a nonprofit at Syracuse University.
That number eclipses the 110,000 tally Mayor Eric Adams announced this week.
So far this fiscal year there have been an average of 9,091 migrants settling in the city per month, with the most — 15,145, — in May.
Adams estimates the crisis will cost the city a staggering $5 billion by the end of the fiscal year.
He’s ordered all agencies to come up with 5% to 15% in cost cuts to deal with it.
If New York City continues receiving asylum seekers and refugees at the average rate, taxpayers will shell out just under $40,000 per migrant.
“To put it in perspective how screwed New Yorkers are, we are spending more on the migrants than the entire budget of the city of Boston,” said City Council Minority Leader Joe Borelli (R-Staten Island).”We can man every public school, firehouse, and police car and pave every pothole in Boston for what we’re shelling out for this asinine concept of open borders and sanctuary cities.”
The Big Apple is expected to pay about four times more on the crisis this year than the entire city budget of Miami — which has seen 69,038 migrants through the end of July, the second-largest influx of asylum seekers in the nation, data show. --->READ MORE HERE
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