Skip to comments.Anti-tax advocate brings message to Kentucky
Posted on 01/06/2005 4:44:52 PM PST by pikecountyrepublican
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- A national advocate against taxes brought his message to Kentucky Thursday with a twist - casino gambling is not covered by the anti-tax pledge.
Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform said his organization has signed pledges from 34 Kentucky House members and 17 senators against raising taxes. Gov. Ernie Fletcher, too, has signed the pledge.
Norquist said Fletcher's pledge is intact as long as any tax proposal he makes does not raise any more money than it cuts.
"So long as it's revenue neutral, it is perfectly consistent with the governor's pledge," Norquist said.
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It clearly is driven at poorer people who play the lottery and is a hidden tax on those individuals. The revenue benefits have not paid off from the lottery and will not pay off for casino gambling.