Tax increases coming to a Nevada near you

Victor Joecks

So says Sen. Coffin in today's RJ. But don't worry, he wants to increases tax on lots of people.

"Mining will be taxed, but so will a lot of other businesses, and individuals, too," said Senate Taxation Committee Chairman Bob Coffin, D-Las Vegas.

Well that's a relief. I feel better about giving more money to the government as long they're taking more money from my neighbor, too. Or not.

That's our money they want to take. And for what? The New York Times says raising taxes hurts tourism and businesses and therefore would end up hurting the state's budget, too. Awesome. That's like paying someone to chop your foot off.

And whatever happened to the temporary taxes Coffin was talking about? Or does he now just feel more empowered?