New York Democrat’s Inconsistent Record On Taxes

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New York Democrat Vincent Gentile, in a recent interview with the Staten Island Advance, is touting his 18 years of experience as a legislator and his work to repeal a sales tax on clothing and shoes.

But Gentile’s legislative record on taxes is more complicated, as he has voted to raise multiple taxes. According to news reports and City Council records, Gentile voted to raise taxes on New Yorkers by about $700 million, as well as an 18.5 percent property tax increase, which Gentile had specifically campaigned against in a tight special election just months prior.

While Gentile may talk about lowering taxes, his record demonstrates the exact opposite.