Tuesday, October 02, 2007

More Democrats heading straight for tax increases

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel noticed it. It is hard not to notice.

Talks on regional control of public buses have all but collapsed, in what amounts to a party-line split over creating a local sales tax to fund public transit systems.

Party line?

Yes, indeed.

Five of the officials - Barrett, Becker, Antaramian, Waukesha Mayor Larry Nelson and Kenosha County Executive Allen Kehl - were open to some sort of local sales tax, although they differed on some details, according to several meeting participants.


Three officials - Walker, Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas and Racine County Executive Bill McReynolds - flatly refused to consider any new local tax and instead advocated that some portion of existing state sales or gas taxes be earmarked for transit, yet they also differed on some details, participants said.


Although they all hold non-partisan offices, Barrett, Nelson, Becker, Antaramian and Kehl are Democrats; Walker, Vrakas and McReynolds are Republicans.

Could someone please explain to me why it is Democrats go straight for tax increases first?

I do not understand why this is the answer by Democrats for every single problem facing us is tax increases. Why? Why? Why?

No exploring other options, just raise the taxes on the folks!

As it is Racine and Kenosha were already #1 and #2 is largest tax increases last year.

Yet, the answer from the Democrat leaning leaders in these three counties head straight for tax increases.

Democrats- is that all you know how to do? Raise taxes?

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