Saturday, April 11, 2009

Blue States Going Broke

One does not need to be a genus to realize that when tax receipts are down, the high-spending blue states are the ones crying the most.
At least 10 states are considering some kind of major increase in sales or income taxes: Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin. California and New York lawmakers already have agreed on multibillion-dollar tax increases that went into effect earlier this year.(AZ being the historic exception.)
The first instinct is to increase revenue (raising taxes); cutting costs is secondary. Why is it secondary? This goes to the core of liberalism: social services mean individual dependency upon the government. The more dependants, the more votes for spending politicians, aka, Democrats. The ultimate ponzi scheme.

Who will be the targets of the tax increases? Well the highest earners, of course -- the ones that can afford it.

2 comments:

Kent Larsen said...

Hmmm. Wasn't this discussion on Glen Beck on Friday?

So, I gather you get your marching orders there?

Hayes said...

Occasionally I listen to him but not on Friday. This one came from the Wall Street Journal, which I read every day. Thanks for reading and for the comment though.