If one is to believe the flame wars, I would presuppose that Libertarians took an alternative stand on the tax hike; pledged commitment to raising that amount of money by "adding a surcharge" on all pot sold *for one year*. </sarcasm off > FReegards!
Nope, the LP is only interested about its party. If it is to lower taxes, they go by the same leftist mantra: Donate us money to save you money.
Of course, meanwhile they split the right, help the left pass and the treachery goes on unabated, because the LP competes for votes, not for conservatism or truth within the right.