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
(Your government is your most dangerous enemy, and Bush is no conservative)
To: from occupied ga
At state government one equates to the other since states can't run on deficits like the fed.
Not true at all. At a set tax rate, as the economy goes up and down, tax revenue follows. When the economy was down, Perdue cut spending. Now that the economy is up, tax revenue is up, and it stands to reason that spending can rise with it. As long as the spending is on the right things, and it doesn't result in a tax rate increase, I have no problem with that.
Are you seriously trying to suggest that he can't accomplish anything with a $16,000,000,000 budget.
No, I'm not.
Cutting programs and taxes is accomplishing something - something pretty worthwhile from my viewpoint.
I agree wholeheartedly. I also believe that making improvements to education, government services, and foster care are important too. There are a good many roads that need to be improved, and some that need to be built. I expect these things from a good governor.
posted on 01/17/2005 6:28:19 AM PST
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