Sen. Gillibrand to Visit Nyack Business Thursday

Senator will speak about small business tax breaks at Maria Luisa's Boutique

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is slated to visit Nyack this Thursday and sound off on proposed legislation aimed at extending tax breaks for small businesses.

Gillibrand, , is set to speak outside on South Broadway.

Titled “The SUCCESS Act,” the legislation would entice investors to put their money in small business stock, continue tax benefits and double deductions for start-up costs.

Whittingham said her shop was selected from a list of candidates, and was recommended by the Rockland Business Association and Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern).

"We're very excited," Whittingham said. 

As for Gillibrand's efforts, Whittingham is equally eager.

"This is big for small businesses," she said. "The ceiling seems so close to our heads sometimes. It's good to know someone higher up is making changes."

Whittingham said tax relief would allow her to expand her web presence.

Gillibrand's will present her legislation close to two Nyack businesses that recently shut their doors: and .


The details

When: Thursday, Aug. 30 at 12:15 p.m.

Where: Maria Luisa’s Boutique, 77 South Broadway, Nyack

Will McAvoy August 29, 2012 at 10:59 AM
Small businesses should have to pay their fair share of tax just like the large companies.
Tony T August 29, 2012 at 11:26 AM
They do..........I would like to see the 50% who pay no income tax pay their fair share as well as reform in all of the bloated entitlement, social welfare and gov't programs rife with mismanagement, fraud and cronyism so we all can pay less taxes. As an aside Kirsten Gillibrand is one of Washington's biggest fakes and liberals. Do not believe a thing she says or trust in her actions.
Joseph Coe August 29, 2012 at 11:44 AM
I could not think of a better place than Maria Luisa's!
Mike Hirsch August 29, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Tony, I see Kirsten Gillibrand as a populist. I believe that she is in favor of limiting Congressional pay and benefits, and may have introduced legislation to that effect. It wouldn't surprise me if she is also in favor of term limits. I think that we could use more independent thinkers like her in Congress.
IRV kLEINER August 29, 2012 at 02:39 PM
What exactly is a fair share, and who has the right to determine what a fair share is? How many people are working "Off the books" and not paying any taxes?
Mike August 29, 2012 at 03:03 PM
So the legislation would "entice investors to put their money in small business stock, continue tax benefits and double deductions for start-up costs". Why does this sound like it was lifted directly from a press release from the Senators office? How exactly does one "entice" investors? Furthermore did the deli that closed or the place she is visiting actually have stock? How many of the small businesses in Nyack issue stock? What are tax "benefits"? I have never heard of a tax that is a benefit. Do you mean tax break? And if so, what is the break- what tax does a small business not have to pay or what % reduction do they get? Last, is this legislation designed to help existing small businesses or start-ups which get the double deduction (whatever that means). If you are going to cover a political event, please provide details and ask questions...dont be spoon-fed by the politcians.
Edward Growney August 29, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Ask her what is being done to address the out of control national debt we have;as of yesterday $16,000,000,000,000.00+. Why are we continuing to subsidize foreign governments by mortgaging future opportunities that our descendents will never have?
Kevin Zawacki (Editor) August 29, 2012 at 06:15 PM
When I spoke with Sen. Gillibrand in 2010, she said she'd like to see light rail on the new Tappan Zee Bridge.
Tony T August 29, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Not going to happen shows you the clout she has...........
Tony T August 29, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Mike, The best way to show that you are in favor of term limits is not to run for a second term.......let's see what happens when the next election time comes around. The tale is in the tape.............I'll bet dollars to donuts she is in for a second term.
Mike August 29, 2012 at 10:56 PM
I would be happy simply to hear her explanation of her "Success Act". Will the Patch be there or maybe since Mr. Coe is part of the Dem machine he can ask her?
Will McAvoy August 30, 2012 at 12:56 AM
Obama really smells of BO
John Gromada August 30, 2012 at 01:31 AM
boy- all those zeros- so scary!
Jeremy August 30, 2012 at 01:39 AM
Joe, you rule.
Jeremy August 30, 2012 at 01:45 AM
Joe Coe -- the King of Coes -- please give Senator Gillenbrand my kindest regards. Tell her I love the job she's doing to keep big government out of women's bodies.
Tony T August 30, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Mike I hope the "Success Act" is nothing like the "Dream Act" she voted for....it will only cost the US taxpayer moe money.............will these liberals never stop putting their hands in my pocket??
Mike August 30, 2012 at 02:40 PM
@Tony T- I want her to explain how the government "entices" citizens to invest. Further, I would like her to explain that even if the government convinces citziens to invest, how many small businesses in Nyack are publically traded and have stock to issue? These are simple and basic questions.


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