Economic Prosperity the Key to Voters' Hearts

Economic Prosperity the Key to Voters' Hearts
July 9, 2008

John Nothdurft

John Nothdurft (jnothdurft AT Heartland.org) joined the staff of The Heartland Institute in May... (read full bio)

Bill Hamond's July 7 column, "How Dean Skelos can save New York's Republican Party," is right that Sen. Skelos needs to lead on fiscally responsible policy such as property tax caps. His about-face in favor of tax caps is a step in the right direction; however, undisciplined spending and government reform must also be tackled to show a true commitment to voters.

Attempting to play politics with powerful special interests at the expense of taxpayers is not a productive approach to governing. All legislators need to recognize that by advancing policy that encourages fiscal discipline and uses free-market solutions, they can help yield results that all New York voters can get behind: economic prosperity.


John Nothdurft (jnothdurft@heartland.org) is the budget and tax legislative specialist for The Heartland Institute.

John Nothdurft

John Nothdurft (jnothdurft AT Heartland.org) joined the staff of The Heartland Institute in May... (read full bio)