"Here is the deep, dark secret. Taxing Timmy knows we have enough money in this state. Huh? Then why in the Sam Hill is he asking for so much more? More is the operative word. There is never enough money in the eyes of the statists."
Shocking answer - they are not. Seriously. Conservatives are not idiots. They know it takes some money to keep the ship of state afloat. Then what is it? Why do they always seem like "Doctor No" all the time? Tighter than bark on a tree? Good grief, their counter to the Governor's 20 cent a gallon tax is zero. No meeting in the middle? No negotiation? What up?
In the last two Governor races, when Jeff Johnson was running for Governor on the Republican ticket, he knew this state was awash in money. Plenty of money to do plenty of things. The problem is that so much was misspent or misappropriated, it appeared to some like the state was broke. In fact, the first thing Jeff wanted to do when elected was to look at every single government program, no matter the size. He would look for redundancy, need, and efficiency. He knew he could find a king's ransom in misspent cash in just doing that alone.
What is my point in bringing this up? Democrats are very, very good at asking (or demanding) more money from the taxpayers. They are lousy at managing the money they have. They are not only inept, but also crooked. They love playing the "pea under the walnut" game. Moving money around where it is not suppose to be. Hiding, deceiving, lying. Why are they ALL like this? It is in their DNA.
Some experts think the money which is WASTED in our welfare programs through FRAUD, waste and abuse is 20%. Others think higher. That is a huge number. So while we cannot "afford" to allow senior citizens to not have their Social Security taxed (like most states don't), we pour money away like water on welfare. And DON'T get me started on the Somali issue! That is almost criminal on how much tax money we spend there!
Here is the deep, dark secret. Taxing Timmy knows we have enough money in this state. He really does. Huh? Then why in the Sam Hill is he asking for so much more? More is the operative word. There is never enough money in the eyes of the statists. They think your money is THEIR money. Everyone is worried this country is going to slide into socialism. Heck - this state is already there!
So just remember this when you watch the stork dance going on in St. Paul. BOTH SIDES know we have enough money. It is just the Republicans who are not liars. Democrats? They are slithering snakes in the grass. Dishonest brokers. Flat out liars. They should be, but are not, not never will be, ashamed.