Sharron Angle has been trying to tie Senator Harry Reid to the state of Nevada's financial woes. But we've had Republican leadership for the past two governors. Former (and recently deceased) Governor Kenny Guinn left the state with a budget surplus, if I'm not mistaken. But current Governor Jim Freakazoid Gibbons has us in a world of hurt. All his fault? Didn't say that, but it may be more accurate than Angle's position on Reid. Anyway, the Republican mantra of no new taxes has always struck me as pandering for votes. Taxes pay for shit, y'all, you know, roads, schools, fire fighting, police. . .
But a tax that is considered "fair," one that everybody pays, is a bitter pill in today's economy. A proposed tax on food (by a Republican, no less) would hurt the poorest Nevadans. This doesn't seem like a winner to me.
NV GOP Minority Leader Suggests Placing A Two Percent Tax On Food To Close His State’s Budget Deficit
Nevada is currently “facing a projected $3 billion deficit for the two-year budget cycle that begins July 1.” State legislators are wrangling with different ways to deal with the deficit, and efforts have been complicated by conservative leaders signing pledges to not raise taxes under any circumstances. . .
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