October 14, 2016

Zephyr Teachout Reiterates Her Opposition To The New York Property Tax Cap

Brooklyn radical Zephyr Teachout continues to face heat over her opposition to the property tax cap in New York. Last year the measure saved New York taxpayers $4.5 billion. Teachout’s continued opposition showcases perfectly that she’s really running to be a New York City congresswoman. During last night’s debate, Teachout reiterated again that she opposes the tax cap:

TIMES UNION’S CASEY SEILER: “This has been a very close fought race, lots of ads going around. One of them taking sharp practice at your position on the state’s two percent tax cap. On Twitter, Tom Templeton says ‘I hope Zephyr Teachout can clarify her position against the property tax cap because that T.V. ad has gotten annoying.’” TEACHOUT: “You think. I support more local control. I don’t think Albany politicians should be telling local governments what to do.”

Teachout’s support for property tax hikes is not the only thing generating bad headlines for her recently. Buried in the Podesta emails are some critical comments about Teachout. In one exchange a local Democratic activist lamented that “Zephyr is going to lose big time here” in the general election. In another, long time Clinton aide Neera Tanden had critical comments about Teachout:

“’I need Zephyr to not be a pain in the ass to Hillary. Do you think she would endorse Bernie?’ Neera Tandon, a policy adviser to Clinton, asked an upstate Democratic official in a March 4 e-mail.”

Teachout was also called a “big problem,” which is something all opponents of property tax raises can agree on.