Monday, August 25, 2008

The Fish Ain't Biting

The people who want engrain their right to raise your taxes to help pay for their hobbies into the state constitution were well-represented at the State Fair.

But at this point, their bobber isn't seeing much action:

The poll also found 72 percent of voters oppose a proposed constitutional amendment that will be on the November ballot to dedicate funding for water quality, wildlife habitat, trails and cultural programs, while 22 percent support the measure. The proposed funding would come from an increase in the state sales tax of 3/8 of 1 percent.

This is the best news that I've heard since Saturday when the Pig Licker guy said he was bringing samples to the radio booth. Alas, I fear it's far too good to be true and support for the arts and craft tax is much higher than that. Still, it's nice to see that some people in the state haven't bought into the need to "preserve our way of life" by raising taxes hook, line, and sinker. Beware the hooks.

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