Six of One...UPDATED
I don't have the time to do an extensive post right now, but I just have to put this thought out there.
I just got done listening to the Governor's Q + A at a northside senior building today, in which he says that his problem with the sales tax increase is that the sales tax is
'A regressive tax that disproportionately affects low-income people'.This from the same Governor that is proposing a massive gaming expansion in order to fund a capital bill. Does he not realize that gambling is the most regressive revenue generator out there?
Or is that only an issue when it's convenient for him?
UPDATE - I also picked up on this gem from the Governor:
"To give seniors a free ride on public transportation, I don't think that takes a lot of political courage."Correct. But to admit that it's a poorly thought-out idea, doesn't bear a rational relationship to needs or policy, was done outside the legislative process, and that the transit systems can't afford it - that does take political courage.