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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Bolling: Tax Increase Unnecessary

Politicians who have their hard-pressed constituents in mind (rather than a fanciful write-up in the Washington Post) may yet prevail:
Bolling: Surplus will fund roads
Lieutenant governor opposes raising taxes for transportation
By Tyler Whitley, Richmond Times-Dispatch Staff Writer


Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling says transportation is the most important issue facing the General Assembly this year, but it doesn't warrant a tax increase.

While there is much to applaud in transportation plans proposed Friday by Gov. Timothy M. Kaine and Senate leaders, Bolling said, "We can build a transportation system for the 21st century without raising taxes."

He said huge budget surpluses will finance transportation needs.

The transportation trust fund could be built up by dedicating all of the tax on auto-insurance premiums and perhaps a portion of the corporate income tax to it, he said.

Also, he would dedicate an additional percentage of the state sales tax to it. (link)
The roads up north can be repaired and we don't have to raise taxes to do it. Give this man a megaphone.

Because We Say So ...

I laughed when I read this:
Bush the Incompetent
By Harold Meyerson, The Washington Post


Incompetence is not one of the seven deadly sins, and it's hardly the worst attribute that can be ascribed to George W. Bush. But it is this president's defining attribute. Historians, looking back at the hash that his administration has made of his war in Iraq, his response to Hurricane Katrina and his Medicare drug plan, will have to grapple
with ...


In numbing profusion, the newspapers are filled with litanies of screw-ups. Yesterday's New York Times brought news ... (link)
Bush is incompetent because every liberal media rag and all of Meyerson's leftist friends say so.

You gotta love it.

The Windy City?

I come to you this morning from the seventh floor of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. I'm in bed cowering beneath the covers, waiting for the windows to implode. The wind gusts are fierce.

I've been here for several days and look forward to heading home this evening. If I don't get blown into Oklahoma in the attempt, that is.

See y'all soon.