NYT: Raising taxes hurts businesses

Victor Joecks

And can therefore hurt tourism and the state's budget. Who knew?

The proposal could increase ticket prices by about 8 percent, which could dim Broadway's lights as tourists start thinking twice about that vacation in Manhattan. If tourism slumps in the city, the state's budget problems would surely worsen along with it. Rocco Landesman, the president of Jujamcyn Theaters, summarizes his latest pleas to lawmakers this way: "Please, don't kill your golden goose."

Let's hope some politicians are paying attention. Citizens are.

(h/t Best of the Web)