Economic Prosperity the Key to Voters' Hearts

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

John Nothdurft

John Nothdurft (jnothdurft@heartland.org) joined the staff of The Heartland Institute in May 2008... (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@heartland.org) joined the staff of The Heartland Institute in May 2008... (read full bio)