Thursday, April 07, 2005
Take your pick - you can't have both
The Wisconsin legislature is contemplating its own version of the Blackwell (TABOR) amendment, and the editors of the Wausau Daily Herald, looking at the government budget debacle that's happened in Colorado, suggest that, "Wise men learn from the mistakes of others. Fools repeat them expecting different results":
We can have low taxes or we can have high-quality schools and reliable services, but we can't have both.Powerful stuff.
Wisconsin doesn't need a tax freeze and it certainly doesn't need TABOR. It needs legislators and an executive who can be trusted to spend the people's money wisely.
If they can't trust themselves, they shouldn't pass a law tying their own hands with a tax freeze.
They should resign.