OMT One Man's Trash...from Norman Leahy

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 :::

The Bloodbath in 2006

At yesterday's TMG meeting, the general consesus was that the 2006 General Assembly session will feature a nasty fight over taxes once again. This time it will be over transportation, and the indication (confirming Jim Bacon's sources) is that some in the Senate, lead by John Chichester, have a $2 billion tax plan ready to go.

At least the recognition that there will be a fight is broadening. But is there any energy to fight it? And even more, if Kaine wins in November -- and he has already signed on to the Chichester plan -- is there any hope of stopping it?

::: posted by Norman Leahy at 10/19/2005 5 comments


"You know what the fellow said: In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they also produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love -- they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock." -- Orson Welles, The Third Man

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