November 9, 2007

Tax Committee Turkeys

It's happened again. A Democratic governor submits a budget plan with serious investments in a fairer, more equitable tax code. And then when the Democratic tax and budget committee and their lobbyists are done with it, it's nothing but turkeys.

The industries with lobbyists and the ear of their delegate or state senator go home with a juicy Thanksgiving turkey. The rest get higher taxes on their products or services.

It's the same in Maryland, Florida, or an island protectorate--anything with a state legislature.

Maybe turkey-hunting isn't the best analogy.

Seems to me it's more like musical chairs. When the special session stops, somebody is gonna be left with nowhere to go.

What's that favorite Florida expression? "Don't tax you, don't tax me. Tax the guy behind the tree."

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