Saturday, October 27, 2007

You can thank Jim Doyle for higher taxes

As if the Legislature didn't hit us enough with higher back door taxes, Governor Doyle buzzed the compromise budget he favored by selective use of his veto pen -- rearranging words and numbers -- so that property tax limits for municipalities and technical college districts will be loosened.

Wisconsin is a "line item" veto state wherein a governor doesn't have to veto an entire bill to remove an objectionable portion.

However, what The Finest Governor Money Can Buy did was to rearrange language to come up with something other than what the Legislature voted on.

That's wrong. It stinks. And Doyle needs to be held accountable.

This is a clear abuse of the governor's veto power. Sounds like it's time for a constitutional amendment to reign in this abuse. Pronto.

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