In Washington, a number of Senate Republicans have signaled they are now ready to raise taxes on the American public. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), who is saying now, actually set the stage with his Ryan-Murray plan that raised taxes on Americans who go through our airports. Senate Republicans want to increase gas taxes and “user fees”, allocating those taxes and fees to pet projects.
But the extent of tax increases goes beyond Washington.
After the public in Nevada rejected a tax increase for education put to them at the ballot, newly re-elected Republican Governor Sandoval insists the legislature do what the voters said they did not want done. Naturally, Governor Sandoval says it is for the children.
In Georgia, the Republicans in the state legislature are preparing to raise taxes too. The Georgia Republicans are even more pernicious than the Nevada Republicans. The Georgia Republicans are refusing to pass religious freedom legislation because the Chamber of Commerce is beholden to the gay rights agenda. That very same Chamber of Commerce is demanding they raise taxes and the Georgia Republicans intend to do just that.