Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Charge Card Conservative Scott Walker sticks with "No Tax Pledge," a self destructive Purity Test killingTransportation Jobs.

Grover Norquist's childish no tax pledge, an idea he came up with when he was 12 years old, still appeals to people like Scott Walker. Walker's one of those "charge card conservatives" who thinks borrowing is the answer, and strategy. When the payment is due under a Democratic administration, republicans will blame liberals for raising taxes.

But this special kind of zealotry, practiced by Wisconsin republicans, isn't getting the same kind of play in other "red" states:
“Gas tax hike safe politically, analysis says” reports The Hill: “Almost all state lawmakers who have voted to raise gas taxes in states that increased their own fuel levies in recent years have been re-elected, according to an analysis that was released Tuesday by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association.”
And while republicans pretend raising the fee isn't a tax, and say Wisconsinites preferred higher fees instead of higher taxes, Scott Walker disagrees. He says it's a tax, no matter how you look at it, and "kick the can down the road" borrowing is the conservative solution that keeps the "no tax pledge" intact, no matter how meaningless that might be.

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