…BUT IT WAS A busy week, between AFP meetings, filling in for Dori all week, Senate candidate forums, WOW meetings ( my favorite ), setting up the No on 1077 committee ( that’s the state income tax initiative )and, a bit of sleep. I will try to be more timely in the future, especially with everything that is happening.
I WILL BE FILLING in for David Boze tomorrow, Monday the 26th, 3-6 PM, KTTH 770. We’ll be talking about the state income tax, the phony finanacial review bill before Congress and a new book written by a friend of mine, The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Vietnam War.
WELL, AN INITIATIVE was filed last week, 1077, to impose a state income tax on ‘the rich’, cut the state portion of your property tax ( probably about a 4% total cut ) and reduce the B+O tax on smaller businesses. The key issue here is the opening of the door to an income tax. The legislature can modify any initiative after two years – remember what they did to 960. In two years, facing another budget crisis ( which will be happening as long as they refuse to face that their problem is one of spending, not revenue ), the legislature can change the rates and levels to anything they want, including reimposing the taxes cut and eliminated in the initiative. I don’t think the public will buy this, especially in light of what happened to 960 this session. I actually think that if it makes it on the ballot, it could help the R’s and hurt the D’s. Look to see how many prominent D’s endorse and support it. The Governor doesn’t count since she doesn’t face re-election this year. I think Frank Chopp and other D candidates and consultants are praying that it fails to get the signatures to qualify. BTW, I will be heading up the No on 1077 campaign, filed as a committee last week and our website should be up soon.
WHAT HYPOCRITES THE LEFT are, in politics and the media. They spend lots of time crying about the ‘violent’ tea partiers, the threats, shamelessly using the memory of the Oklahoma City bombing to suggest that another one is right around the corenr, and some crazed tea partier will be responsible, or Rush Limbaugh, or anti-government rhetoric. Then some activists on the Left announce planes to crash the tea parties, with intent to provoke the violence, since there is none happening. Then, in a real and true case of threatened violence, when an Islamic website threatens the creators of South Park with death, it’s gets strangely quiet. Where is Bill Clinton? Where is MSNBC? Where is President Obama? And, all those media types who like to parade themselves as vessels of courage and truth, as defenders of the First Amendment, they are all strangely quiet again when Comedy Central censors the episodes – with the sole exception of John Stewart and the Daily Show. Their credibility should be shredded, they should be ashamed. They can defend freedom of speech against non-existant threats, but turn to Jello when there is a real threat.
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