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Terrible tax tiger
Imagine a village with killer tigers prowling. The villagers had a great idea to save themselves. They would sacrifice one of their residents by feeding him to the tigers. They chose and bound the victim and offered him to the tigers. A few days later the tigers were hungry again. Remembering how easy their last meal was, they approached the village. The frenzied villagers voted for another human sacrifice and the tigers' appetites were quenched. This happened over and over, but eventually the tigers became wasteful, gorging on the abundant supply of villagers. Finally only one villager was left, and the tigers ate him, too.
This is the dilemma of the terrible tax tiger. He's already devoured the resources of every villager and yet still wants more, always more. Sacrificing the filthy rich isn't enough. Making the evil smokers cough up more is still not enough. Sacrifices must be increased from gasoline buyers, newspaper readers and buyers of many other products and services. More, more, more sacrifices on the taxes and spending altar. Still the monster's appetite grows. I say it's time to put this beast on a diet.
Minnesota House Democratic Leader Tom Pugh complained in the Brainerd paper that local Representatives Howe, Blaine and Walz voted to cut funding for the Attorney General's budget. Poor Pugh. We shouldn't expect to cut costs or improve efficiency in a department that hires dozens of high priced lawyers.
Pugh received an "F" rating on the Citizens for Fiscal Responsibility scorecard, yet he has nerve to lecture us about "setting priorities." Next time Pugh raises a stink, think of the stench of cash burning, your cash. He thinks we're flush with cash but we need to flush Pugh's repugnant spending habits before we all go down the drain. Remember Pugh, think stink.
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