Monday, June 27, 2005

A Wonderful Proposal

More than a year back, I made reference in a Potomac News column to Virginia's Tax-Me-More Fund. Opened on 2 December 2003, this fund gives the loud but overly-influential tax-increasing minority an opportunity to put its money where its mouth is. That was back in 2004. Then, even with the months-long campaign for higher taxes, contributions totaled $5,940, from only four Virginians. All were made in December 2003. No more had been made when I wrote in the Spring of 2004, when the “crying need” for more government funds had purportedly become acute, and justified the largest tax increase in Virginia history.

Now it's 2005, more than a year later. What has become of the "Tax-Me-More" Fund? Today, contributions total $5,940, from only four Virginians. All were made in December 2003. No more have been made since I last wrote.

Mark Warner hasn't contributed.

John Chichester hasn't contributed.

Russell Potts hasn't contributed.

Gary Reese hasn't contributed.

None of the Gang of 17 Repubmocrats who broke with GOP leadership have contributed.

No one in the State Senate has contributed.

On a related note, I found this post on one of my favorite websites, called the Hawaii Reporter. It's a Deroy Murdock column discussing the H.O.T. tax.

This is his proposal to respond to those idiots who complain they're undertaxed. It's a hypocrisy test. Please note, most Liberals fail.

4 comments:

Barry said...

This is great. I've been telling such people for years that if they really believe in higher taxes, the IRS wont send back the check if its for more. Making such a fund on the federal level and making a list of those who contributed and those who expressed interest but did not contribute would be interesting.

Barry said...

This is great. I've been telling such people for years that if they really believe in higher taxes, the IRS wont send back the check if its for more. Making such a fund on the federal level and making a list of those who contributed and those who expressed interest but did not contribute would be interesting.

James Young said...

Thanks for the comment! Just curious: how did you ever hear about this blog?

Shaun Kenney said...

I've been doing this for years in Spotsylvania. Whenever the public school crowd comes begging for 10%+ more of their budget, I ask for contributions to the "Tax Me More" fund.

I don't believe we've broken $1000 yet; probably not even $500. And whenever we (meaning Spotsylvania Republicans) do it, the establishment gets very, very angry. And I mean irate.

Tells you something, doesn't it?