"Desperate for cash amid the worst fiscal crisis in years, New York State is pursuing tax debtors more aggressively than ever before, doubling the number of cases it is investigating and seeking to collect from delinquents ranging from JPMorgan Chase to an out-of-business convenience store on the Bowery. ... By the end of this year the state's Department of Taxation and Finance will have filed the largest number of warrants ever in a single year and settled about a million open cases, the most in state history", Nicholas Confessore at the NYT, 10 November 2009, link: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/10/nyregion/10taxes.html.
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There is no place in NY for the middle class. Leave.