When pressed in the GOP primary to explain why he was claiming to be a conservative even though he’d voted to extend the $600 million-plus worth of “temporary” tax hikes from 2009 that were supposed to expire in 2011, and again in 2013, Republican lieutenant governor candidate Mark Hutchison has said it’s what Gov. Brian Sandoval wanted and he had to support his fellow Republican.
Now think about that rationalization. It means that if the governor was a Democrat instead of a Republican, odds are Republicans such as Hutch would never vote for such a massive tax hike – thanks again to the Gibbons Tax Restraint law!
So tell me again why it’s so important to Nevada taxpayers for Hutch – who would clearly continue Sandoval’s tax-and-spend policy agenda if he were to ascend into the governor’s chair once Sandoval inevitably leaves mid-term for whatever excuse/job he comes up with – to be elected lieutenant governor rather than former gang-banger, Democrat Lucy Flores?
The IAP’s candidate, Mike Little – who has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge – is looking better and better in this race every day.