The other day Charlie Crist compared himself to Ronald Reagan, saying that if he’s a RINO then Reagan must have been a RINO too because Reagan was pragmatic. I explained how Reagan was was in fact an ideologue who also knew how to prioritize and negotiate to get what he wanted most. If anything, Charlie is closer to George H.W. Bush. Bush the elder famously promised during his campaign in 1988, “read my lips, no new taxes.”
Of course, once he was president his “moderate” self came out and he bent to the Democrats and raised taxes despite the fact that government revenues had increased after the Reagan tax cuts. In other words, the guy just didn’t believe in conservative economic policy.
Well Charlie Crist similarly made a pledge against raising taxes. One which he immediately broke when he signed a $1 a pack tax on cigarettes into law. Now you may not be a smoker but a tax is a tax. And what about when it’s not cigarettes anymore? What about when it’s beer or wine? Burgers and Pizza? The fact is that when faced with a budget shortfall Charlie didn’t propose ideas to grow the state’s economy and create jobs and to shrink the size of the state’s government. No, he chose to tax.
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