Liberal UNLV physics professor Michael “Pravda Mike” Pravica has a new whiny letter-to-the-editor in Sunday’s Las Vegas Review-Journal in which he calls for raising taxes on basically everything under the sun (except on physics professors!) while whimpering that Republicans in the Legislature “won’t work together with Democrats to compromise on this issue.”
Somebody send this guy a box of pacifiers.
Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval ran on a campaign platform of not raising taxes last year.
Democrat gubernatorial candidate Rory “Man of a Thousand PACs” Reid ran on…oh, yeah, the exact same platform.
And to the best of my knowledge, not a single Democrat candidate for the Legislature ran on a platform of “Vote for me and I’ll raise your taxes $1.5 billion!”
OK, maybe Peggy Pierce did. But no one else.
So why, if Republicans ran on a platform telling voters they would NOT raise taxes and Democrats did NOT run on a platform to raise taxes should Republicans “compromise” and now join Democrats in this last-minute Mother of Mothers of All Tax Hikes the Democrats just trotted out this week?
If Democrats want to run in 2012 on a platform of “Vote for us and we’ll raise your taxes $1.5 billion, including new taxes on your haircuts and dry cleaning,” have at it. But since they didn’t put up their tax hike in 2010, it’s now time for them to shut up. And that includes Pravda Mike’s “amen corner” over at Hyperbole U.