The headline says "helps."
Yes, and I was reiterating that for those that misread it. It seems that the mere mention of the libertarian party brings out "foaming-at-the-mouth" responses that the party is insignificant and shouldn't exist.
I'd argue that the party is significant and should exist. If nothing else, it serves as a check and balance against government largess as often prescribed by the democrats and sometimes prescribed by the Republicans. This is despite the notion that some have that the libertarian party is about drugs and only drugs.
This case of the tax vote shows exactly where each party put their efforts. The liberals supported the tax, the conservatives kept quiet, and the libertarian party, despite its small size, spoke out against it. Checks and balances.