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Even Rush Limbaugh Can’t Stand New York’s Discriminatory Tax Laws

Rush Limbaugh has long railed against taxes on the wealthy, including New York’s property taxes, which he was criticizing just last week. So you might say in selling his full-floor 10-room NYC apartment for $11.5 million (down from an asking price of $13.95M), he’s finally making good on his promise to ditch New York State and its unfair taxation. Maybe Elton John taught him a few tips at his wedding?

Because gays also have a problem with New York State’s tax code!

But not necessarily because it unfairly “discriminates” against the wealthy — of which, let’s be sure, the majority of gays are not — but because it unfairly discriminates (no air quotes) against gays.

While New York continues to refuse to let gays marry in the state, it does recognize valid marriage licenses from other states. It does not, however, let them file taxes jointly. It requires you consider shared health insurance as taxable income. It doesn’t let you deduct home mortgage interest. And it’ll cost you a lot of cash to pay a tax professional just to learn all of this crap.

Maybe it’s something we can agree with Rush about? Or does that mean we have to vacate the entire United States to protest the federal government’s equally discriminatory tax laws?

By:          JD
On:           Jul 12, 2010
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    • L.

      I’m not sure whether Elton gave him tips on tax law, but looking at the images in the article I’d bet he gave him decorating ones.

      Jul 12, 2010 at 12:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tjr101

      One less scumbag on the streets of NYC!

      Jul 12, 2010 at 3:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ron

      It’s decorated like a gaudy funeral parlor.

      Jul 12, 2010 at 3:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tip Top

      Rush’s condo is fit for the queen that Limbaugh is.

      Jul 13, 2010 at 12:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gus

      I assume his primary residence is in Florida = no state income tax. This makes no sense.

      Jul 13, 2010 at 6:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JonnyOzark

      I’m still waiting for El Windbag to leave the country when health care passed as he PROMISED he would do!

      Jul 13, 2010 at 11:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • christopher di spirito

      The tax burden on New York’s uber-rich isn’t my concern. Many wealthy people live like Kings and Queens on Manhattan island.

      My concern is for people earning less than $100,000 and trying to live in New York state. New York state has the highest property taxes in the nation. Little wonder 1.7 million people have left the state permanently between 2000 and 2009.

      We have friends — professionals in the medical profession who lived in the Rochester, NY suburb of Fairport. They were paying $12,000 a year in property taxes on a 4 bd/2 ba ranch house. They finally had enough and moved to Chapel Hill, NC to buy more house and pay a 3rd in property taxes. Their situation isn’t unique.

      Jul 13, 2010 at 4:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Queer Supremacist

      Where are we supposed to go to avoid paying taxes? Nowhere. The US will make citizens pay federal income taxes no matter where they live.

      Jul 31, 2010 at 11:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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