Cohen Campaign: If Record High Taxes Were the Goal, Latimer Would be Named MVP

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#1 WESTCHESTER PROPERTY TAXER, GEORGE LATIMER, HELPED MAKE COUNTY FIRST IN THE NATION TO SURPASS THE $10,000 MEDIAN PROPERTY TAX BILL: COHEN CAMPAIGN

If Record High Taxes Were the Goal, Mr. Latimer Would be Named MVP

Westchester, NY-September 20…Assemblyman George Latimer (D-WFP), the number one property taxer running for office in Westchester this year — and the state legislator ranked worst in the county on business growth issues — is intimately responsible for making Westchester the first county in America to surpass the $10,000 median property-tax mark, the campaign of businessman and state senate candidate Bob Cohen (R-CI) today charged.

The remarks come in response to new U.S. Census data showing that Westchester County is again the highest property-taxed county in America and that, for the first time in U.S. history, the medium property taxes has exceeded $10,000.

“Our career elected officials-with George Latimer leading the pack-have taxed and spent us into a new and ignoble classification,” said Bob Cohen. “A median tax bill of over $10,000 a year is an assault on the middle class. Westchester families cannot sustain these increases anymore.”

Mr. Cohen noted that Mr. Latimer voted to raise county property taxes 46% as a county legislator — and he voted against Governor Cuomo’s 2% property tax cap bill. Mr. Latimer even sponsored the bill to eliminate the local tax cap imposed by the City of New Rochelle.

Mr. Latimer received the lowest rating of any Westchester legislator-17%–on small business and job creation from the non-partisan National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) this week, the nation’s leading organization on small business issues.
Bazzo 09/21/12

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