Friday, May 04, 2007

Democrats love taxes

Baseball Crank provides a rundown of the love affair Democratic governors have with higher taxes. One quote that really, really got my attention:
A tax on oil companies proposed by Gov. Jim Doyle could be passed through to consumers at the gas pump, according to an analysis by state tax officials cited in a conservative group's new report.
Doyle has proposed taxing oil companies an estimated $272 million over two years and pledged he'll keep the costs from being passed on to Wisconsin consumers by fining or even jailing oil company executives who try to do so.

Catch that? The governor of Wisconsin wants to monitor the prices that certain businesses charge. If he thinks the prices are too high, he wants to throw people in jail. Welcome to the Soviet State of Wisconsin.


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