Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hypocrisy in Government

Not that hypocrisy in government should surprise anybody. But really.

Schwarzenegger says he'll veto a legislature-passed California budget because it includes tax hikes on tabacco and alcohol, but he goes forward with stealing money city governments earn from a gasoline tax. What a jerk.

The Republican "No Taxes Ever" pledge is not a principled political decision. It's not good government. It's certainly not responsible government. It's a pander meant to win votes by avoiding making the tough decisions required and building the compromises and consensus that would actual solve the budget problems.

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