Raggio’s no-new-tax stance in writing

Victor Joecks

I only bring this up because I’m a glutton for punishment, I’m on a “government officials are liars” kick and I know you want to feel the pain and disappointment of Sen. Raggio leading the negotiations for Nevada’s record-setting, billion-dollar, job-killing, secret tax increases all over again. Oh, and the push for new taxes in 2011 has already started.

Raggio’s no-new-taxes statement is an a letter (PDF warning) to Chancellor Rogers about the higher education budget and was sent on June 6, 2008. The money quote is on the last page.

Sen. Raggio's no-new-tax statement in writing

“This is not the time to talk about increasing taxes.” Now, it’s a year later, but overall the economy is worse today than it was in June 2008.

So, Senator, why was this the time to talk about increasing taxes?