Senator Chuck Colgan somehow seems to think that his constituents are demanding an increase in Virginia’s income tax, according to the WashPo:
“We hadn’t had an increase in the income tax rate in 38 years. I’d be willing to bet there’s not another state in the union that has held fast on that rate for that long,” said Colgan, who said fellow legislators may reject the idea, but he has heard already from constituents who support it.
Who the heck does Colgan hang out with these days?
The argument to increase the income tax rate these days is about as nonsensical as it gets. Just because government doesn’t have all the money it wants, a (very few) legislators like Senator Colgan and Delegate Bob Brink think the answer is to take more money from Virginia families that are themselves facing difficult financial decisions? The idea that tax rates should continue to increase every year and that government should seize an ever-increasing proportion of our wealth makes no sense even when economic conditions are good. To even consider this positively Marxist rubbish now demonstrates a fundamental disconnect with the electorate that boggles the mind.
A few short ago when Colgan was running for re-election he pledged that he wouldn’t raise taxes, dismissing skepticism of his claim as hyper-partisan electioneering. Now we see that the criticism of his record and the casual dismissal of his claim to be a fiscal conservative was spot-on. Colgan is nothing but a tax-raising hypocrite who has continually mislead his constituents about what he would actually do in the General Assembly.
If Colgan’s only public company in this fiasco is the leftist nutjob and Chairman of the House Homosexual Caucus Bob Brink, perhaps he should consider moving to Arlington, a place where he might in fact hear from constituents that they like the idea of having their income tax rates raised. In Prince William County, this polls about as well as approval for Mexicans Without Borders.
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