Daniel Honchariw of the conservative Nevada Policy Research Institute think-tank wrote a column for the Las Vegas Review-Journal last August noting that…
“There’s plenty of recent evidence to suggest ‘temporary’ taxes, in practice, are about as rare as unicorns.”
Among the examples Mr. Honchariw cited was Assembly Bill 443 from the 2019 legislative session.
Clark County’s “more cops” sales tax hike in 2005 was supposed to “sunset” in October 2025. Indeed, that’s how it was sold to voters and taxpayers.
However, thanks to AB443 the expiration date was eliminated. Another “temporary tax” that’s now permanent.
“So when politicians promise a tax will be temporary,” Mr. Honchariw concluded, “voters should proceed as if it will eventually be made permanent and act accordingly.”
Or as Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform and author of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, put it…
“The tax and spend folks view ‘temporary’ tax hikes like a starter home. They don’t go away. They don’t die. They keep coming back. Forever.”
Among the Republicans who voted with the Democrat majority to stick you with that tax hike into eternity…
“Republican” appointed-Assemblyman Gregory T. “Shallow Hal” Hafen the Second (District 36).
Helps explain why he refuses to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, doesn’t it?
In the June 9th GOP primary, don’t vote for the tax hiker.
Vote for the tax slicer.
Vote for Joe Bradley – your prescription for government addiction!
Dr. Bradley is an author, public speaker and small businessman running as a Republican to represent Assembly District 36 in the Nevada State Legislature. For more information, please visit http://electjoebradley.com