Leftists in New York City are now campaigning to impose a new tax on city residents to pay for illegal aliens.
The state senators floating the new taxes are justifying the tax saying that government always passes down its expenditures to the people, so why not make a new tax to pay for all the illegals that are sheltering in the Big Apple?
Per The New York Post:
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.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams has said that the more than 110,000 illegals that have arrived in New York City are costing the city $5 million a day.