Cindy Jahnke - Hudson's Progressive Pummeller of Pachyderms - hit the nail on the head in the Hudson Star-Observer. Read on:

Dear Editor:

It's called the T.P. bill. You've heard about it - the so-called Taxpayer Protection Act. You know why it's called the T.P. bill? Because you'll be pulling the toilet handle and you can watch as your road system deteriorates, your children lose out on education, your senior care is drastically cut and your police protection erodes.

Grover Norquist's famous quote - "My goal is to cut government in half in 25 years, to get it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub" - is coming back to haunt the Republicans. Republican Gov. Bill Owens from Colorado, who strapped himself with a TABOR law, is backtracking big time. According to the Washington Post, '"Midway through his second term, Owens is working to persuade Coloradoans to suspend the limits he championed and let the state government spend $3 billion more in tax money than TABOR would allow."

You see, their president Bush yanked millions of dollars of federal dollars to fund his war and tax cuts for the rich. On the other hand, Gov. Doyle was strapped with a $3.2 billion deficit from a Republican governor and still balanced the budget while providing funding for schools and without increasing taxes significantly.

You can keep voting for the Republicans with their clever gimmicky bills that do irreparable harm to middle class and poor folks or you can vote for change. The T.P. bill is coming up for a vote on April 28. Call your legislators and tell them to flush the T.P. bill down the toilet where it belongs.

Cindy Jahnke


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