One things which makes it so much fun to be an “out” Republican at Gay Pride events is to see the expressions on Democratic officials’ faces when you challenge them on their policies. I mean, they basically expect gays to fawn all over them because they assume we’re all left-wingers and just googly-eyed to have them marching in the Pride Parade.
I caused my State Assemblyman, the tax-hike-favoring Mike Feuer, to do a double take on Sunday. As others cheered, I cried out, “Cut My Taxes.” He turned at me and asked, “Just your taxes?”
“No,” I replied, “Cut taxes across the board. We have the highest taxes* in the nation and the highest unemployment rate**. There’s a correlation.”
Instead of responding, with a tight smile, he looked away and waved at someone else, oblivious to what he and his fellow Democrats are doing to discourage economic growth in the Golden State.
No wonder he didn’t consider my observation, he and his fellow Sacramento Democrats are determined to raise our taxes. (Just the thing we need in an economic downturn.) I have a better idea: cut the salaries of public employees.
While I should have said that the state taxes are among the highest (as is our unemployment rate), it seems Feuer et al. are determined to make sure the Golden State has the highest tax burden among the fifty states. And should state Democrats get their way and hike taxes, well, then we will have the highest unemployment in the nation.
And with the Obama Administration refusing to bail out our profligate General Assembly, state Democrats have to make tough choices, either stand up to their political patrons or raise taxes on their fellow citizens.
*According to the Tax Foundation, California has the fourth highest tax burden after Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.
**Well, the Golden State has one of the highest unemployment rates, the rates in Rhode Island and South Carolina are curently slightly higher and in Michigan significantly higher.