Remember when the Left only got mad about tax cuts?

September 27th, 2007

Wait until you hear the outcry about Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker refusing to raise taxes:

The stay-even, discount viagra cure $1.3 billion ’08 budget would collect the same $241 million in property taxes as this year’s budget.

Of course, here this will inflame all the folks who think they can spend your money better than you can.

Remember, there hasn’t been a real tax cut since the American Revolution; there’s only been an occasional rollback of the otherwise continuous tax hikes.

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  • 1. BobG  |  September 27th, 2007 at 11:36 am

    “Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. Treasury with nothing — and that was the closest our country has ever been to being even.”

    “The difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets”.
    –Will Rogers

    These apply to both the local government and the federal government

  • 2. capper  |  September 27th, 2007 at 9:30 pm

    Elliot-

    Would you please share with us how you can manage to keep from paying more for electricity, gas, gasoline, insurance, health insurance, etc.? If I knew that, I would be glad to tell my employer that I don’t need a raise. I’m sure many others would, incudning the government.

  • 3. Elliot  |  September 28th, 2007 at 4:41 am

    I haven’t gotten a raise in two years. The cashflow of my business hasn’t allowed it. I just do with less. That’s what happens when you can’t just take other people’s money.

  • 4. capper  |  September 28th, 2007 at 6:44 am

    You do with less, or you find other revenue sources. You ask for a raise, you can change jobs, or you get a second job. Since the County can’t quite change jobs (even though Walker is probably pining to be governor), so that would leave either doing with less, or finding new revenue.

    Unfortunately, the county board caved again and won’t allow people to voice their opinion about the sales tax, thus eliminating the second job.

    This leaves doing with less or asking for a raise. Now, I don’t know, nor particularly care about your business revenue (although I hope it is sufficient), but there are some things that are necesary. For you or me, food, shelter, etc.

    For the county, mental health services, transportation, law enforcement (including corrections) are some basics to society. Not funding these adequately, especially when able to, is pure negligence.

  • 5. Elliot  |  September 28th, 2007 at 8:54 am

    The funding adequately part is one of the things reasonable people can reasonably disagree on.

  • 6. Melinda  |  October 1st, 2007 at 8:55 pm

    mental health services, transportation, law enforcement

    These are also things that we can agree to disagree on…

    If you drive a car, you should pay for the car, the gas, the insurance, assist in the upkeep of roads, and maintain their safete, etc. You shouldn’t be able to walk over to your neighbor and take a $20 out of their wallet to pay for your gas.

    Just the same – If you use buses, you should pay for what it costs to hire the driver, maintain the buses, keep them safe, etc..

    I don’t ride them – I shouldn’t pay for them. Just like you shouldn’t have to pay for my car.

    Mental health services?! Isn’t that what I pay health insurance for? Again – I don’t see anyone paying my health premiums for me. Why do I have to pay for yours?

    All I’m asking is – Let’s be reasonable… why do I have to pay for everything someone else wants when that person will not pay for anything I want?

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