by David Safier
Where does the Goldwater Institute go for inspiration on the issues of taxation and the cutting government spending? Grover Norquist.
My goal is to cut government in half in twenty-five years, to get it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.
The same Grover Norquist whose taxpayer protection pledge has legislators swearing allegiance to his No New Taxes dictum rather than paying attention to the needs of their constituents.
G.I. puts out a daily email blast. Today's is written by Norquist, as was the March 13 edition.
Reducing state and local government overspending is long overdue. Reducing tax and regulatory burdens that kill jobs and reduce incomes in Arizona is long overdue. Raising taxes doesn't fix anything. It makes things worse.
But here's my favorite line:
Call your relatives in Michigan and Zimbabwe and ask how ever higher taxes are helping on the jobs and earnings front.
Right. Michigan is having trouble because of high taxes. Remind me, don't they make cars somewhere around there?
And Zimbabwe? Can you say "Non sequitur," boys and girls?