Saturday, December 1, 2007

Governors and Taxes

Howard Kurtz points out an inconvenient truth:

Virtually every governor who's in office long enough raises [taxes] at some point, as Huckabee did, while cutting them at other times, depending on the heating and cooling of the economy. (Yes, even Reagan raised taxes). . . . But virtually all governors are constitutionally required to balance their budgets. They don't have the option of printing money like the folks in Washington.

This is an interesting point, though I suppose the libertarian, if not the conservative, response would be, Instead of raising taxes, cut spending.