“I have never, I can’t recall a serious gubernatorial candidate or attorney general candidate who didn’t release at least five years of taxes. George Pataki did. Any serious candidate did on both sides of the aisle, and it’s a way of saying this is who I am, basically,” Mr. Cuomo aid. “Now for Astorino, he was county executive during those years, so this should have been very simple because he was working of the public, and he was under the public ethics law. If he’s not releasing his taxes then the question is: why not, and what does he have to hide. and what was he doing while he was a public servant?”
You want to know how transparent Cuomo is about his taxes?
Seems New York’s governor doesn’t know his assessor from his elbow.
Andrew Cuomo found himself in an embarrassing position after his girlfriend, celebrity cook Sandra Lee, barred the county tax assessor from entering the six-bedroom New Castle home she shares with him.
She had good reason. Lee knew that if she let the assessor in to see the work done, the assessment would go up — and with it their property taxes. But she made one mistake.
Let’s put it this way: If you want to keep your renovations secret, it’s probably not a good idea to let magazines in to report on them. Turns out tax assessors can read People and New York and Elle Decor too.
When the Journal News looked into the Lee-Cuomo digs on the aptly named Bittersweet Lane, it found Lee had failed to get building permits.
If she had, of course, it would have tipped off tax assessors. When asked if the tax assessor had been refused entry to his home, the governor pleaded ignorance, triggering charges of tax evasion.
The hypocrisy of Andrew Cuomo know no bounds.