Socialist state lawmakers in New York want tax increases to pay for migrants flooding into New York City as the area struggles to accommodate them.
The New York Post reported the news Saturday and quoted state Sen. Julia Salazar (D-Brooklyn), who said:
We should increase taxes because it’s economically just policy to offset all costs for our state to function. I’d say that even if our city and state hadn’t seen an increase in migrants seeking asylum, this moment makes it all the more important for the wealthy to pay their fair share of taxes.
Meanwhile, state Sen. Jabari Brisport (D-Brooklyn) said, “We’re still organizing to tax the rich through the same revenue-raising bills we’ve been fighting for for years.”
Social media users were quick to comment on the Post’s story. One person wrote, “Spoiler, we are already paying for all these migrants with our taxes.”
“Everyone that voted Democrat as per state records should have to pay this tax. They wanted open borders and should pay for it,” another user replied.
The sanctuary city of New York City is gearing up to slash overtime for its police officers and city services to foot the bill for tens of thousands of border crossers and illegal aliens living off citizens in the area, Breitbart News reported Tuesday.
In August, Mayor Eric Adams (D) opened a migrant camp on Randall’s Island that is expected to cost taxpayers $20 million monthly.