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Poor choices lead to exodus

September 30, 2012

It is no secret that upstate has been in decline for more than three decades....

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Psychofux

Dec-28-13 7:01 AM

Oooh, they looked at property. That isn't enough evidence to say that they were going to come here! Those companies received tax incentives by southern states that get more from the Feds than they give. Unlike NY, who gives much more than it receives. And it wasn't Cuomo, he wasn't even governor until '83. Ronald Raygun had more to do with manufacturing decline in this country than any other single person.

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localresident

Jan-17-13 7:10 PM

As I mentioned yesterday, NY had several chances to add manufacturing jobs here in the 1980's when those plants were shutting down. But Cuomo Pt 1 offered no incentives at all. Two plants at least (Saturn and VW) looked at property around Sheridan area, and i think Nissan too at one point. Added together that was a chance at about 1200 - 1500 jobs, but nope. No help from the guy who gave us permanent tollbooths, insane gasoline taxes, among other things. NY had chances, even WNY at that, but nobody thought it was important enough, and they all stepped over a $100 to make $1.

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