The State Budget
What is more important, cutting taxes or millionaires or maintaining the current tax rate on millionaires to help close the State’sbudget defcit? _______________________________________________________________________________________________ What is more important, protecting programs like Medicare to help the elderly and disabled or cutting programs like Medicare tohelp close the Federal budget defcit? _____________________________________________________________________________ What is more important, protecting programs like Medicaid or cutting programs like Medicaid to help close the State budget defcit? ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ What is more important, protecting programs like Social Security to help retirees or cutting programs like Social Security to helpclose the Federal budget defcit? ________________________________________________________________________________ With the State acing an estimated $3.5 billion budget defcit, do you support any o the ollowing sources o new revenue or servicecuts to help close the defcit.
Potential NewRevenue Sources
Legalize gambling throughout New York State12345Permit the controversial drilling o natural gas, known as hy-droracking, which could increase state revenue and create jobs12345Maintain the current tax level on millionaires, which expiresat the end o 201112345
Potential Budget Cuts
Reduce subsidies to the MTA12345Reduce Medicaid services12345Decrease aid to New York City rom the State12345Decrease education unding12345Overhaul pension system or new government workers12345I services have to be reduced and/or programs cut which do you think should be cut? _____________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Access to Education
I you have children, do they go to public school or private school?What were the actors in your decisions? _________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Did you have your child tested or the gited and talented program?
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Had to postpone needed medical care? YesNoHad to cut back on something you enjoy, like eating out or going to the movies?YesNoHad to reduce the amount o money you are setting aside or something important, like retirement or your kids’college education?YesNoHad to spend money you were saving or something important, like retirement or your kids’ college education?YesNoHad to postpone your retirement?YesNoNotConfdent SomewhatExtremelyConfdentHow confdent are you in New York City’s fnancial condition?12345How confdent are you in New York State’s fnancial condition?12345How confdent are you in the Federal Government’s fnancialcondition?12345Since the beginning o the economic recession three years ago, have you had to seek any government assistance such asunemployment, Medicaid, or ood stamps?Is anyone in your household looking or a job?How responsible are Wall Street banks or the recession?How responsible is the government or the recession?Do you support the Occupy Wall Street movement?I yes, why do you support the Occupy Wall Street movement? ________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Impact o the Economy on You and Your Family
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In the past 6 months have you:
Yes No Not SureYes No Not SureVery Somewhat A Little Not At AllVery Somewhat A Little Not At AllYes No Not SurePublic Private ParochialYes No