Friday, June 17, 2005

... And it Will All be Spent!

Good ole C Jenkins over at the Post wrote a story today on the continued growth in revenue from our flourishing economy and the Warner Tax Increase. These statewide races should be an interesting one for the future fiscal plans of our state. Fact is neither candidate is speaking our against the Warner increase(of course Kaine wouldn't), nor is either addressing remvoing the increase and returning taxes to their pre-2004 levels. But, everyone is lining up to tell you ways they would like to spend that extra money. This past Tuesday has made it clear that the "anti-tax revolt" does not even truly exist within the GOP let alone the general population of the state. Grover and company have to be scratching thier heads wondering what is going on.

1 Comments:

At 6/17/2005 12:03:00 PM, Blogger AndyH said...

I'd just like to note that politicians don't lead tax revolts, the people do.

Politicians might like to cry about how high taxes are but they rarely do much about it. George Bush is a great example. Sure, he lowered taxes but that doesn't mean that the gov't is smaller or spending less. Quite the opposite seems to be true. He talks a lot about how taxes are killing us but if taxes are to be cut then surely spending must follow. This is the part where he, and other politicians like him, seem to be falling short. Party affiliation hardly seems to matter here.

We surely would have seen a similar state of affairs long ago in VA if we didn't have a balanced bueget requirement.

 

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