Ark. Dems Cut Taxes: Why Not Ours?

John Seiler:

Yes, it can be done. Arkansas’ Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe actually is cutting taxes. He was re-elected last year after cutting taxes in his first term. And both houses of the Arkansas legislature also are controlled by Democrats.

Why can’t California, which also has a Democratic governor and Legislature, do the same thing?

A major difference between the two states, of course, is that Beebe prudently governed his state the previous four years, whereas California was governed by Arnold the Ridiculous, a Republican. Whenever Democrats proposed a massive spending increase to bankrupt the state, Arnold would hollar, “Nein! Absolutely not! I will never sign a budget that spends that much. You must to spend even more!”

Yet all that means is that California, having gone on a spending binge, now needs to cut spending sharply.

Maybe we could have a governmental trading program. We send Arkansas our governor and legislators. They send us theirs.

On the other hand, that would be unspeakable cruelty to the fine people of Arkansas.

March 21, 2011

No comments

Write a comment
No Comments Yet! You can start the discussion, add a comment to this post.

Write a Comment

Leave a Reply



Related Articles

Changing CA politics: What’s the biggest potential shift?

The open-primary success of relatively moderate GOP candidates in statewide races has prompted lots of thumbsucker punditry lately. For example,

Would Donnelly run hurt GOP in U.S. House?

I’ve been watching political campaigns since Barry Goldwater vs. the Ogre LBJ in 1964. And this just doesn’t seem right

Will CA gun control also chase away businesses, jobs?

Jan. 22, 2013 By John Seiler Here’s a question: Will more gun control laws in California chase away even more