An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

June 7, 2007

Evening Snack (6/07)

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 9:25

Supply-side economics’ creator assails property tax

Georgia should eliminate property taxes to make the state more attractive to businesses looking for a new home, says the nationally known economist who is behind a radical proposal to overhaul the state’s tax code.

What a brilliant idea! Can the property tax. But if it’s totally canned, they’ll no doubt raise it somewhere else. However, cutting it to a great degree would definitely attract businesses to a state. Ya hear that Gov. Dopey? Cut taxes, bring business. What a novel idea!

Paris Hilton Ordered to Return to Court

Hours after Paris Hilton was sent home under house arrest Thursday, the judge who put her in jail for violating her reckless-driving probation ordered her into court to determine whether she should be put back behind bars.

Honestly! Does anyone other than the media give a happy crap about this bimbo?

TCU professor charged with making terroristic threat

A Texas Christian University psychology professor has been arrested on accusations of using e-mail to harass and torment employees at the school.

An arrest warrant accusing Dr. Charles F. Bond, 53, of harassment was issued Friday in Tarrant County. Dr. Bond was taken into custody Saturday by Fort Worth police and later charged with making a terroristic threat, according to the Tarrant County Web site. He remained in jail Thursday and was being held without bond.

Perhaps this guy played with too many rats in a Skinner’s box?

Cigarette tax hike prospects snuffed

Efforts to raise South Carolina’s lowest-in-the nation cigarette tax have failed as lawmakers will adjourn today without resolving the issue.

With record state revenues and disagreement on whether to spend the money on health care or tax cuts, lawmakers said there was no reason to raise the tax in the session’s final hours.

Since Tennessee just raised their tax, I’m wondering long it takes to drive to South Carolina. 🙂

Former McCain Donor and Personal Lawyer Switches to Thompson

I have it from two sources that the Washington Post is set to report that Fred Thompson has snagged at least one high-profile John McCain donor: John M. Dowd, once Mr. McCain’s personal lawyer, including during the Keating Five scandal and when his wife was under legal investigation for an addiction to pain killers.

Interesting.

Israel urged to woo Syria away from Iran’s influence

A peace agreement with Syria could pull Damascus out of Iran’s orbit, a senior Western diplomat based in Israel said Thursday. The secular Sunni nation, ruled by minority Alawites, has nothing in common with Iran, a Shi’ite theocracy, he added.

Somehow, I just don’t see this happening.

Democrats propose 3-cents-a-pack more
House to vote on new cigarette-tax boost to aid veterans

The legislature has already sent a 42-cent increase in the state’s tax on each pack of cigarettes to the governor to be signed into law. Now some lawmakers want more.

House Democrats on Wednesday advanced a proposal to hike the cigarette tax by an additional 3 cents per pack to pay for veterans homes and scholarships. The Finance Committee measure heads for a full House vote today.

Now, I am a HUGE supporter of our veterans, but what is it with Dhimmis and taxes? It’s not THEIR money they are spending! It’s OURS!

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