What part of "Hell, no," don't they get?
Jayne's idiocy today, groveling over fringe-leftist Jim McIntire's state income tax proposal shows that even a dead horse requires frequent beatings when it comes to partisan, leftist hackery.
McIntire was a leftist hack when he was a state rep, even then obsessing on ways to screw us out of more of our hard-earned money by way of an income tax.
And that's the ONLY thing behind this leftist hackery: scamming more of our money... bigger government... more and bigger programs... increasing the entitlement victimology so favored by the left.
So, when either McIntyre or Jayne babble thus:
McIntire's plan would establish a 5 percent income tax but would eliminate the state property tax and reduce business taxes. It would, he says, raise billions of dollars. It would, undoubtedly, raise trillions of hackles, considering the anti-tax fever that is pandemic. But, as McIntire said, "We need to have less of an ideological conversation about this."...they are both lying.
Absolutely, 1000 percent lying.
First and foremost is McIntire's lie about this being anything BUT "ideological."
No one to the right of Mao has demanded a state income tax in my life time.
It was McIntire's ideology when he was in the House and getting elected to statewide office didn't make that magically change. Because the fact is that if we weren't having an ideological conversation about this, we'd be having no conversation about it at all.
The next lie is the concept of the numbers: "...a 5 percent income tax but would eliminate the state property tax and reduce business taxes."
That, too is a lie. Even if such a system were implemented, with scum like McIntire in government, how many months would it be before he and his fellow fringe-left nutters began to demand that we change the "5" to a "6," and we'd be revisiting the state portion of the property tax as well as jacking up the B&O tax.
And then it would become 7... and then 8... and the numbers on those who would have to pay would get lower... and lower... and lower until anyone getting any income in this state of any kind would have to pay.
This whole scam is to get more and more money into the state's coffers.
So, no, in reality, it's NOT worth "talking about."
Those who feel the need to pay an income tax so badly can feel free to head on down to that economic titan known as Oregon... Or that train-wreck known as California.
There you have it. This ideological babble about an income tax... which involves the ideology of both McIntire AND Jayne is just that: a leftist scam to feed a voracious government where the word "enough" doesn't exist when it comes to the people's money.