Monday, December 7, 2009

A tax for thee but not for me....

I'm a big fan of Ronnie Crocker's Beer, TX blog over at ChronBlog. So what I'm about to say is not a reflection on him, or his blog.

It is, however, a reflection on his friend, Patti Rosenberg of Baltimore who had this to say about the prospect of raising alcohol taxes in Baltimore:
Personally, as a non-drinker in an impoverished city with high property taxes and a huge budget deficit, I'd like to see them tax the hell out of alcohol here.
Well played.

The sad part? Ms. Rosenberg is part of an increasing majority who's idea of sustainable fiscal policy begins and ends with taxing everyone else to support their lifestyle. The humor comes in when someone proposes raising taxes on things they really like. Well then, something must be done!

Typically that 'something' is screaming and hollaring while holding up home-made signs. Or boycotting, that's always good choice, or calling into talk radio shows all huffy, composing an unreadable, or creating a scattershot blog post calling your political opposites names....etc. *sigh*

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