Friday, August 05, 2005

Numbers of our Lives.

If you haven't already emailed Sen. John Valentine, now would be a good time to thank him for slowing the Task Reform's stampede toward regressive tax reform. Increasing the tax burden for lower income brackets while giving breaks to the rich and corporations is unconscionable. The only way you can do this in a representative democracy is to keep the public in the dark. Sure, a big part of the public's unawareness is due to the seemingly complex nature of tax law, but you don't see this task force bending over backwards to open up people's business to the people. With tax reform impacting everyone in this state, there should be a massive information campaign to get everyone in the know about what's going on with tax reform. Then we'll see if the Jones-Mascaro plan is as easy to bury.