Friday, June 26, 2009
On Taxes and the Grand Obstructionist Party
So how 'bout them republicans??? Rave for years and years about reducing taxes, and now we do it, and all they want to do is complain! It isn't enough - - - - it isn't what we wanted - - - - it isn't fair - - blah, blah. blah, blah, blah!!! So what do they want? Do away with all taxes? So who pays for schools, police, fire protection, highway construction, court system, etc., etc.? Do they want to eliminate taxes entirely? How do they expect to pay for public services, and who will pay? Do they expect that free will donations and charitable contributions will do the trick? Yeah, right! If that worked, then Catholic charities, the Salvation Army and United Way would pay for all our public services and we wouldn't need any publicly funded social services - - - - as if!!! Keep dreaming, Josh Tardy and crew! Here we have a tax bill that reduces income taxes for 90% or so for all Mainers, the total tax bill for more than 80% of all Mainers, and shifts some of the tax burden to tourists and visitors "from away", and they want to throw the whole deal out??? Get real!!! All they want to do is whine and complain that this is not the package that they wanted. So what would they change? When they had control they couldn't get it done so now they complain that we Dems did - - sounds like sour grapes to me.