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

Wednesday, March 08, 2006 :::

Point, Counterpoint

From the TD:

The following exchange (as recorded by The Washington Post) between Senator John Chichester and Delegate Kirk Cox effectively reduces the budget debate to two sentences:

Chichester: "When you have a plethora of cash, as we do now, borrowing money is foolhardy."

Cox: "And raising taxes is not?"

The Delegate from Colonial Heights takes the point.

Actually, when the state is flush with cash, it makes little sense to do either. But that point has long since become moot.

::: posted by Norman Leahy at 3/08/2006 0 comments


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