Another surprise: voters defeat anti-tax initiatives

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Ricter, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Ricter


    This to me is the most significant aspect of the election. The House seats changing is about emotion, "we don't have jobs, we're broke, and we're scared". Fair enough.

    But in spite of that sentiment, anti-tax measures from one end of the country to the other were defeated. The people's reason speaking?

    Edit: Oh, I find this significant because it "kicks a leg out" from under the philosophical chair the (far) right stands on.
  2. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    i have to run to a meeting, but that article did not specifically detail all of the anti tax initiatives that were defeated. in fact, it listed some that were approved.

    with detail, id like to understand a bit more about the why before you blanket the forum with the belief (perhaps right, perhaps wrong) that voters by-and-large voted for more taxes.

    my suspicion is they did so for specific reasons (high union area turnout to support projects that in turn support unions, etc).

    i'll check back after my meeting, but if you know of anywhere that details this a bit more specifically, id love to read.
  3. Ricter


    This clip is from my own rather conservative home state: