Say No To Congressman Hill’s Sales Tax
That’s the name of the new Facebook page against Rick Hill’s public support for the sales tax. The new page (which has an associated Twitter account called @HillSalesTax), highlights the increased cost that people would have to pay on goods and services under Hill’s proposal. The sales tax is the most regressive option for raising revenue available to the state, and the Congressman wants to create one to pay for big tax giveaways to out-of-state corporations. People will find themselves spending more on groceries, utilities, cars, and even a new home, while the wealthiest enjoy the tax code favors one of their fellow plutocrats bestows upon them. Hill calls this “job creation.” It’s another recycled GOP trick that Republicans have been using for years: raise taxes on the most vulnerable to help pay for tax breaks for those that don’t need them. I’m glad someone is spreading the word about the cost of Hill’s unpopular policy proposals. He’s been failing to get this passed for 20 years, but he might finally get his way if he’s elected.
Still a Market for Racism
First it was the “Don’t Re-nigg in 2012″ bumper sticker found for sale in a Columbia Falls pawn shop. Then it was the bullet-ridden outhouse labled “Obama Presidential Library” at the Republican State Convention.
Now there is this item, a “Presidential Bottle Holder” that a Cowgirl tipster came across in a tourist store/restaurant west of West Glacier the other day. Apparently, there are people out there who would actually part with money to demonstrate their view that Obama is a wino. It’s disappointing that a product like this is being sold here in Montana.