Governor’s Office; My Bad, charging tourism tax on food is stupid

That was sure convenient of the governor’s office to fix this stupidity on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend when nobody is paying attention.

“The Secretary of Revenue, Andy Gerlach, reviewed this situation and determined that the tourism tax does not apply. Vendors will not be required to collect tourism tax, and any tax they have paid will be refunded.”

Hey Andy, why didn’t you ‘review’ this before you decided to tork off a bunch of people? The Governor realized this was bad publicity and changed his mind, and waited until 7 PM on a Saturday of a holiday weekend to tell us.

Keep it classy Denny. BTW, why did you fire Jason Dilges? While we are on Saturday afternoon declarations, how about spilling the beans about him?

What a bunch of corrupt weasels.


#1 The D@ily Spin on 05.29.17 at 10:23 am

Admitting it’s wrong. That’s good. I’m impressed.

#2 Emoluments Clause on 05.30.17 at 2:26 pm

This reminds me of the backtrack that the crowd in Pierre did about their initial attempt to try to collect from the spouse of the prison guard, who was murdered in 2011; because her (spouse’s) lawsuit against the state had failed, and thus the court had ruled that the plaintiff owed the defendant’s (the State) legal costs.

Both of these examples demonstrate the intrinsic attitude of the one party political dominance within our state bureaucracy. Normally the tougher calls are sent up the channel to the executive branch, but apparently that did not happen until after their initial bureaucratic acts were performed.

Such administrative rule speaks to a pencil head attitude from a one party state, which will find itself at odds some day if a Democrat is ever elected governor of this state, however….. And it should be interesting to watch some day. Because the Democratic drought cannot last forever, can it?….