Raggio’s no-new-tax stance in writing
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.
“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?