posted on September 30, 2009 15:24
Earlier this week I wrote that Governor Perdue should consider championing tax reform.
To her advisers, that lifeline probably looks more like an anchor.
But history suggests otherwise. Mike Easley raised taxes – and survived. At least, survived raising taxes.
Jim Hunt raised the gas tax in 1981. Jesse Helms & Co. jumped all over it, sure it was the issue that would sink Hunt in 1984.
It wasn’t. Hunt sank, but that was because of the race issue and Ronald Reagan.
In retrospect, I believe we could have used the gas tax to our advantage. It gave the lie to Helms’ claim that Hunt was a flip-flopper who did only what was popular.
Perdue is at a point in her term where she needs an issue that gives her the aura of a courageous, visionary leader. One who is willing to do the right thing, even if it’s unpopular.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 11:50 PM
Yes.She should raise taxes so we can be rid of her and the rest of the worthless dems in the legislature.100 years of this is enough.
Thursday, October 01, 2009 6:18 PM
How many fingers do you need to use to count the number of politicians that aren't "flip-floppers who do only what is popular" in most cases?
Those that don't, become ex-politicians quickly. Sad......but true. Yes, I know there are exceptions, but I think we all know what the deal is.
Thursday, October 01, 2009 9:25 PM
Gary tell us about her role in the Parton Theater!
Seems you liberals forget this!
Of course I do not blame you!
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