Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Kentucky's beer-goggled tax hikers

The Kentucky General Assembly is soaking taxpayers so fast some legislators are making a mess of their voting records.

Andy Hightower at the Kentucky Club for Growth points out that eleven House members stood up to the booze tax increase but then turned around and caved on a technology tax hike.

"We can't really guess the motivation for this divide, except that one issue (beer) has a large lobby that organized beer trucks to drive around the Capitol and dump bourbon on the Capitol lawn, and the other (IT businesses) is just a collection of small businesses entrepreneurs that did not put on a show," Hightower said.

More here.