Monday, January 30, 2012
Occupy Wall Street Already Having Political Effects on New York State
Occupy Wall Street is already having political effects on New York State. First, Cuomo slightly raised taxes on the wealthiest New Yorkers. This was anathema just one year ago, before Occupy existed. Now, Sheldon Silver has a bill to finally raise New York State's minimum wage above the federal minimum. This should have been done awhile ago, as a big part of New York State's population lives in the high costs areas of metropolitan New York.