Skip to content

Lazio on the Issues

May 5, 2010

Posted on Rick Lazio’s website is a 24-page policy paper called “Building a Better New York.” It’s not what anyone would call a bold, out-of-the-box proposal, but it’s solid. (Sort of like Lazio himself, see below.)

Most interesting are the tax proposals on page 13. His plan includes capping property taxes, phasing out the corporate tax for small business, eliminating capital gains tax for startups and reducing energy taxes.

These are all bread-and-butter Republican positions, and this underscores both a strength and weakness with Lazio. What we’d get in a Lazio administration would be the product of consensus among the Republican Party’s best policy minds. Lazio won’t propose anything stupid, but he also won’t stray too far from orthodoxy.

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: