Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Arguing A Good Case Very Poorly

Even when arguing sensibly that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts should use unexpectedly large tax revenues to build up the state’s stabilization fund, the Boston Globe editors can’t help but insult the electorate:

Revenues dropped by more than $2.4 billion between 2001 and 2002, and stayed flat for the next year, in part because of an income tax cut imprudently approved by voters in 2000.

Perhaps (just perhaps), these voters believed the real center of impudence was Beacon Hill, where our one-party state is ruled by virtually unaccountable politicians who view the voter’s personal income as merely one potential “income source” for their own favorite earmarks. Seeing this voter behavior as impudent rather than as a response to our corps of nauseating Beacon Hill hacks – that is liberal arrogance at its very finest.

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