I'll See Your Pledge And Raise You 17%

I was not going to dignify a current liberal scheme for an income tax with a story but it recently became too enticing. I have a weakness for shedding light on the habitat of moonbats.

Take for instance the warrant articles one sees cropping up in New Hampshire municipalities with deliberative sessions preceding Town Meeting. The warrant articles are the brainchild of some disgruntled political activists that normally fellow-travel in different waters but who want a say in town meeting politics. It takes some education and experience to win local to they picked this easy, non-binding avenue. It feels good.

Over the river in Vermont the mirror image of these NH activists are trying to have President Bush arrested by warrant article. In Berkely, California they are going after the Marines. Same old, same old.

This warrant article may appear in your town. They read like this:

RESOLVED: We the citizens of fill in the blank, NH believe in a New Hampshire that is just and fair. The property tax has become unjust and unfair.
State leaders who take a pledge for no new taxes perpetuate higher
and higher property taxes. We call on our State Representatives, our
State Senator and our Governor to reject the 'Pledge', have an open
discussion covering all options, and adopt a revenue system that
lowers property taxes."

There was a citizens petition like this in Grafton and the patriots up there amended it to read:
"RESOLVED: We the citizens of Grafton, NH believe in a New Hampshire
that is just and fair. The property tax has become unjust and unfair.
State leaders who have increased State spending 17% in the last
budget perpetrate higher and higher property taxes. We call on our
State Representatives and our Governor to reduce the irresponsible
spending in Concord, which will lower the property tax burden for the
residents of New Hampshire."

Ouch! How does it feel to have your petitioned warrant article amended to something you did not sign? It was once a great liberal trick to pull on SB2 towns that now has come back to haunt the Birkenstocks. I like the touch of adding the 17% over-spending. It is like a cherry on my Sundae.

In Milford the same old crowd put this non-binding warrant article on the ballot and our pal, Gary Daniels and friends, amended it to be a tad more taxpayer friendly.

An outraged supporter of the tax and spend, anti-pledge article jumped up to defend it by saying it was – are you ready – drum roll please – “A matter of SOCIAL JUSTICE!!!”.

Sorry honey. THE PLEDGE a matter of CIVIL JUSTICE, as in, making elected officials do with what they have, NOT finding ways to buy love and votes.