consultants are sandburs

Monday, August 05, 2013

Bodley at ABC Newspapers online writes, "[Anoka] County looking for highway funding."

Item dated August 5, 2013, this link.

Admitting my limited ability to understand the political process, wasn't the wheelage tax at least conceptually related to highway funding? What am I missing?

Surely repealing the wheelage tax in the County fit well with Sivarajah's ambitions, but not that well with needing highway funding, which now, Bodley reports, is sought by reaching into another tax honey pot while proclaiming the greatness of the wheelage decision.

Sivarajah's ambitions trump things, and her candidacy holds for us all the hope and added benefit that Matt Look can become county king, (should Rhonda go to Washington, and at least until the next Board District 1 election).

As I noted, my limited ability to understand the political process is an impediment, but also, the loud barking was just too distracting to let me calmly reason on my own,

TAX GOES BYE-BYE

Trivia: When the last time a tax was actually repealed? Answer: Just last week. Of course, Barack Obama didn't do it. Governor Mark Dayton didn't do it.

But Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah did. So did Commissioner Look. And Commissioner West. And Commissioner Schulte. And Commissioner Braastad.

Last week, the Anoka County Board voted 5-2 to repeal the county "wheelage tax" that taxed county citizens who own a vehicle in the county.

The tax was repealed. It wasn't replaced with another tax or fee. There was no smoke and mirrors or bait and switch. [...]

[empahsis added]

Did I say, reaching into another tax honey pot while proclaiming the greatness of the wheelage decision? What do you figure that dog's been smoking? Smoke from the smoke and mirrors?

As I said, unlike many of our friends, I am confounded by politics, especially as usual.

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