To: from occupied ga
That is something we can agree on. Obviously, I would rather live in Ga than NY or NJ. We can also agree on your statements about government not making things great, and I am as opposed to higher taxes as anyone.
Note carefully, however, that we are not talking about an increase in taxes, we are talking about an increase in spending. As long as tax revenue is high enough to cover the increase in spending, I don't necessarily have a problem with it. That is what is happening at the moment. Perdue forced spending cuts for the past two years because tax revenue was down, and now that the revenues are rising with the economy, he is increasing spending accordingly so that he can accomplish what he sees necessary. If all he does is continues to cut spending and doesn't accomplish anything else, he will be a one term governor.
The fact is that taxes are going down. I just learned today that sales taxes are being waived on materials bought to make permanent home improvements. That is a smart move that will help to not only stir the economy, it will help to improve the condition of people's homes.
posted on 01/14/2005 2:13:24 PM PST
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Note carefully, however, that we are not talking about an increase in taxes, we are talking about an increase in spending.
At state government one equates to the other since states can't run on deficits like the fed. To spend more, the state has to rake in more tax. Now the tax rate might not increase, but the total tax has increased. If the state is taking the same proportional bite of a larger pie, then the state is taking in more money, hence a tax increase even though the rate remains the same.
If all he does is continues to cut spending and doesn't accomplish anything else, he will be a one term governor.
Are you seriously trying to suggest that he can't accomplish anything with a $16,000,000,000 budget. Cutting programs and taxes is accomplishing something - something pretty worthwhile from my viewpoint.
posted on 01/17/2005 6:12:37 AM PST
by from occupied ga
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