Perdue agenda to sound familiar

Hmmmm . . .

If Gov. Sonny Perdue’s agenda for the new year sounds familiar, it should.

He’ll be pushing some of the same initiatives in 2008 that he tried – and failed – to get through in 2007.

Key among them is a tax break for wealthier retirees, which the governor had made the centerpiece of his successful 2006 re-election bid. His proposal to boost fines on so-called super speeders will be brought back to life as part of a compromise plan to bail out the state’s network of trauma centers.

One of the selling points to me with the GREAT plan has been that it would get rid of these ridiculous campaign promises to blue haired people that the rest of us will have to pay for. It seems like every year there is a constitutional amendment to exempt old people from some portion of the tax code.

Enough already.

3 comments

  1. Dave says:

    As long as the blue hairs vote in huge blocks they will get the standard politician’s promises of something for nothing. Classic vote buying schemes that have worked since we realized we can vote ourselves money from the other person’s pocket. Same with the welfare, tapeworm class, too. We are so screwed.

  2. Jace Walden says:

    You’re right, Erick. It sounds very familiar.

    (1) Pay lip service to lower taxes by exempting the blue-haired? Check.

    (2) Veto a god-honest tax rebate? Check.

    (3) Push egregious spending projects like “Go Fish”? Check.

    (4) Increase spending and regulation in areas that should be handled by the free-market? Check.

    Yep, sounds just like what Republicans and Democrats have been doing for years. Why so surprised?

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