Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Governor says, "Listen to your constituents!"

I heard the governor on my local radio station, WKZO this morning. She talked about how legislators are afraid to "cut" because they don't want to tell schools they will have to put 37 students in every class and tell police and fire they have to lay off employees. She further said legislators are are afraid to vote for "revenues" (we call them TAXES) because they are afraid of "a guy named Leon Drolet".

She wrapped up her interview by saying that legislators need to listen to their constituents and "do their job". I, for one am certainly checking the pulse of my constituents and statewide taxpayers. Since Friday I have received 41 e-mails saying "Do your job, raise taxes." I have also received 424 e-mails saying "Do your job, cut spending, DON'T raise taxes".

Well, governor? What should I do?


Dennis @ inch said...

Republican legislators are listening to their constituents and doing their job if they continue to resist efforts to raise taxes in any form; sales, income, user fees or otherwise. We cannot be taxed back into prosperity as a state. The best way to increase revenues is to increase the number of people paying into the system. That will only happen when the governor and legislature figure out how to create a business friendly climate that makes businesses and skilled workers want to move into this state instead of wanting to leave it.

Anonymous said...

How about showing us the list of $1.7 billion in cuts that would be required to balance the taxes if there's no new revenue brought to budget. Why are House and Senate Republicans refusing to do that?