Drooling on the Pillow

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Doom and Gloom 

Here's a headline you didn't want to see:

Despite Property Tax Furor, Little is Likely to be Done

That's on David Kocieniewski's On Politics column in the Sunday Times New Jersey section (no link yet). If you're looking for a little Palm Sunday uplift, steer clear.

He takes note of all the stirrings on the issue from the rebate roll-back to the constitutional convention to the charges and counter-charges on the campaign trail and then explains why it's likely to add up to a big, fat zero.

Sales tax hike: retail revolution.

Income tax hike: Jim Florio

Spending cuts: involves pulling too many thumbs out of the pie.

Local government consolidation: local and county bosses will love that one.

His most hopeful scenario is complete meltdown, forcing fundamental change. He doesn't even mention the possibility of relief from the constitutional convention.

Nobody said it would be easy, but somebody tell me it's not impossible.
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