“I think it’s very obvious there is nothing more permanent than a ‘temporary’ tax increase, because we found out today the only way the Governor can fix this, in his estimation, is to extend the tax he imposed on people; that 67% increase (in 2011).
The reality is this was $26 billion he took out of our pockets; a week’s pay -- a week’s pay from every working person in this state. And, at the same time, he underfunds education by 14%; he only pays off $3 billion out of the $9 billion in past-due bills. So, the question here is, where did the money go?
Obviously by extending this tax increase he wants to continue spending and not address waste, fraud and abuse as he says. He says he addresses waste, fraud and abuse but he doesn’t want to own up to the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, which was over $50 million of wasted money, used for political purposes.
At the end of the day you have to judge a man by his actions and you have to judge a man by whether he can tell you the truth. I’m not sure what was said today means very much. I said he was delusional in the last speech (State of the State); I think he’s just as delusional and thinks this will work. He think...