Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A Card-Carrying Democrat

Just the link: The Sam Adams Alliance Every year Tim Eyman in Washington state comes up with some new initiative to limit taxes or make government more accountable. So of course politicians and media people are furious with him. For years he’s been a member of the Republican Party. But not long ago he joined his county’s Democratic Party. And was surprised to find himself welcomed, at home. He admits he shouldn’t have been surprised. Sure, his tax limitation measures really vex politicians. But they don’t bother most Democrats. Indeed, one savvy Democrat explained it all to him on his first night in the party. The man said he had never known a Democrat who wanted his taxes to be higher just “so we can waste them on an ineffective government program.”

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