Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Three-Card-Monte Doyle

The usual crap.

The tax increases include: $540 million paid from oil company profits....$290 million in higher taxes on cigarette smokers..

We've already been through the "oil company profits" routine. IF it passes Constitutional muster (a big if), THEN the "tax" will be added to the price of gasoline sold in Wisconsin.

And of course, the cigarette tax is also a smoke-and-mirrors trick: IF the State collects it, the new, higher, price will reduce consumption--meaning that the revenues will decrease.

So in both cases, Three-Card-Monte is playing number games again.

Par for the course with Jimbo.

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