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Saturday, February 07, 2009

First, it was tax breaks luring Hollywood movies to Wisconsin... making it cheaper for Hollywood to make their movies here.

Now, it's the New York Times, recognizing that higher taxes will cause people to spend less on Broadway:

Anybody who has paid for theater tickets recently in New York City knows what a big hole they can leave in the family budget. Gov. David Paterson of New York wants to make that hole even deeper with a new theater ticket tax.

The proposal could increase ticket prices by about 8 percent, which could dim Broadway’s lights as tourists start thinking twice about that vacation in Manhattan. If tourism slumps in the city, the state’s budget problems would surely worsen along with it. Rocco Landesman, the president of Jujamcyn Theaters, summarizes his latest pleas to lawmakers this way: “Please, don’t kill your golden goose.”
From now on, we shall debate every tax issue on what it'll mean to the artists.

Hat tip to Best of the Web.