This shows what happens when Dems think they can do as they please. NY has already been a liberal hotbed with taxing and spending, but even this is a surprise. Ok, so when will the NYers' finally wake up and say Enough is Enough? Interesting NY government doesn't get rid of non-essential works plus re-work some of the Union contracts for civil services. GOV'S TAX & SPEND SHOCKER - New York Post ALBANY - Gov. Paterson yesterday socked New Yorkers with a mind-boggling 137 proposed new and hiked taxes on everything from beer to cab rides to iTunes downloads and movie tickets. The doomsday, $121.1 billion plan represents the biggest tax hike in state history and slashes services across the board - while still increasing spending by $1.4 billion. The Draconian plan calls for: * An "iTunes tax" of 4 percent on videos, music or pictures downloaded from the Internet. * A 4 percent tax on taxi, limo and bus rides. That means a $10 cab ride would cost 40 cents more. * A 4 percent entertainment tax on tickets to movies, concerts and sporting events. That would add nearly 50 cents to a $12 movie ticket or $1.80 to the cheapest $44.50 seat at a Knicks game. * The tax on beer increases 24 cents per gallon, or more than double the current rate, which means about 30 cents a case. * An 18 percent tax on nondiet soft drinks, which aims to reduce child obesity. A $1.50 can of Pepsi would then cost at least 25 cents more. * A 4 percent tax on cable TV and satellite services, raising a $100 bill by $4. * A 4 percent sales tax on clothing and shoes under $500, except for two weeks out of the year. * Elimination of the law that caps the state sales tax on gasoline at 8 cents per gallon. * Boosting the average vehicle registration fee for drivers by $11, from $44 to $55. Fees for new or renewed licenses also would increase 25 percent, or increase from $50 to about $62 to renew a license over eight years.