Wednesday, November 01, 2006

All your tax dollars belong to me 

The rest of what we talked about regarding Wetterling and Bachmann Saturday was about the inability of Wetterling to defend her ad calling Bachmann a tax raiser (I got yet another mailer making the claim yesterday, weeks after it has been discredited.) Here's the sound of that.

As I said on the show, this is part of the mantra that any cut in local government aid is a tax increase because property taxes have to rise to replace the lost LGA. What seems to be forgotten is that you could choose to not spend the money. But this is never an option to the Democrats. The money that is not sent down from St. Paul is like a drug suddenly removed from the addict. It cries unfairness and begins to steal from others. When its hands are caught in the act, it acts indignant.
Duke: The lights are growing dim Otto. I know a life of crime has led me to this sorry fate, and yet, I blame society. Society made me what I am.
Otto: That's bullshit. You're a white suburban punk just like me.
Duke: Yeah, but it still hurts.
(Repo Man)
Decades of addiction to LGA have led local governments to blame the state for trying to put responsibility for local spending where it should be. Some of those people are putting index cards in Patty Wetterling's hands.