Thursday, March 01, 2012

Let's keep the Snot tax dead

The Kentucky state Senate took their tweaked Snot Tax bill and attempted to bring it to a floor vote today but stop short when sufficient votes for passage could not be found.

The new bill would still send allergy sufferers to their doctor for expensive prescriptions. The only difference is that it would also set up a bureaucracy to monitor in state purchases in a ridiculous attempt to limit the production of methamphetamine.

A Senate Republican source who asked to remain anonymous to avoid punishment from leadership said the bill remained seven votes short of passage despite a full-court press.

They went through the same process last year with this effort. It's funny to watch Senate leadership try and fail repeatedly to browbeat members into going against their constituents on healthcare costs. When are they ever going to learn?