In Beck’s imaginary world citizens support tax increases

I highly suggest that instead of writing columns anymore for the Argus Endorser, Beck just build a bed under his desk and sleep the day away, because his opinion is incredibly off base;

But that openness, it seemed, didn’t extend to any future effort to give cities and counties the authority to ask voters for approval to levy a temporary 1-cent sales tax to pay for certain public works projects – something we’d been trying to pin him down on since the campaign last year.

You might recall such a bill, with the backing of the municipal league and most cities and counties, experienced a brief life in the Legislature last year before being tarred, feathered and run out of Pierre on a rail.

And for good reason, a majority of citizens don’t even want taxpayer money wasted on voting on it, let alone passing it. What world does Beck live in? Why is he under the impression that this would ever pass voters? It would be freaking doomed from the beginning, and the committee overseeing it killed it instead of allowing it to fail in front of voters.

It amazes me that a guy that has a great sense of humor, incredible writing skills and extensive knowledge of open government, sure is naive.



2 comments ↓

#1 Poly43 on 02.07.11 at 4:16 am

What world does Beck live in? Why is he under the impression that this would ever pass voters?

My exact impression. Measures like these will NEVER get past the voters, yet they rail on and on about what the MAJORITY of people want. Let’s face it. This whole dog and pony show about a “temporary” sales tax increase is about our 100 million plus McArena. I was gone for awhile, and just got caught up a little bit on the latest McArena buzz by watching mayor mike in his January 22nd listening and learning indoctrination show. One guy politely told the mayor he thought $500,000 of our tax dollars was being wasted on a study that has not even been put before the voters yet. mayor mike went on and on about how young and old alike told him on the campaign trail they wanted a McArena. BULLSHIT. That’s an out and out lie. When they, (Beck and the good mayor) come out with a funding proposition, which I’m sure will include a sales tax increase, this thing will be dead in the water.

#2 l3wis on 02.07.11 at 2:59 pm

“One guy politely told the mayor he thought $500,000 of our tax dollars was being wasted on a study that has not even been put before the voters yet. ”

I hope he picked that up from here. I have said all along, put it on the ballot already. Enough of the speculation, stop wasting all this money. If citizens really support it, as he says, they would vote YES today. It isn’t about location or size or appearance, it is about funding.