Monday, March 5, 2018

Not Even Raising Taxes Will Save KY Repugs

As Molly Ivins wrote about Ross Perot when he declared that the problem with Texas schools was too much football, KY House repugs have gone crazier than a peach orchard boar.

They wrote a budget that not only reverses the governor's spending cuts, but does so by - wait for it - raising taxes.

Or maybe they are not so crazy as they are fucking terrified of their pissed-off voters replacing them with Dems in November.

But don't worry: the taxes they propose are all on working people. They completely ignore the giant hordes of cash stolen by corporations and the already filthy rich.

Good job, House repugs.  Keep making it easier for Democratic candidates to turn out our voters.

Read more here:

From the Herald:
In a budget plan unveiled Wednesday, House Republicans proposed three tax increases they said would raise about $500 million over the next two years, which they would largely use to reverse spending cuts to education programs proposed by Gov. Matt Bevin. 

The Republican’s plan raises the tax on a pack of cigarettes by 50 cents, eliminates a $10 individual income tax credit and levies a 25 cent tax on prescription opioids each time a dosage is sold by a distributor to a pharmacy, the first such tax in the country, according to the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Steven Rudy, R-Paducah.

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