IZZARELLI: SMALL BUSINESSES
NOT BEING REPRESENTED
Galef earns “F” rating from Independent Businesses
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 17, 2012 — Fiscal conservative candidate Kim Izzarelli visited the Ossining Chamber of Commerce this week, speaking to small business owners about a pro-growth agenda for our state and local economy. Poor fiscal policies from Albany are crippling small businesses in our community.
Career politician Sandy Galef’s anti-small business voting record has made it harder for local citizens to own and maintain a business. The National Federation of Independent Businesses gives Galef a 45% marking—a solid F. Additionally, according to the Tax Foundation, New York’s Business Tax Climate ranks 49th.
Additionally, since Galef took over the Real Property Tax Committee in 2007, property taxes in Westchester County have only increased. On top of that, during the past two decades that she has been in Albany, New York’s state and local tax burden percentage has ranked among the nation’s highest, currently estimated at 12.1% of income, the second highest in the country and well above the current national average.
“An overwhelming property tax burden coupled with bureaucratic red tape is making it harder to own and maintain a small business here in the 95th district,” said Izzarelli. “Our community needs a strong representative who will stand up to Albany and fight for local business. I understand that small businesses are the back-bone of our economy and I’ll defend that in the State Assembly.”
Kim Izzarelli is a mother of two who spent fifteen years in the private financial sector.
— Nick D’Angelo