(Muth’s Truths) – A Taxing Observation – Jim Gibbons campaigned on a promise not to raise taxes. Though he fell off the wagon once on the room tax earlier this year, he’s otherwise kept that promise.
So we have a candidate who campaigned on a specific platform, was given a mandate to carry out that platform by a majority of voter, and has pretty much honored his campaign pledge. And that’s a bad thing?
While there are many things to criticize about the governor’s administration, keeping the campaign promise he made to the voters shouldn’t be one of them. And yet Gov. Gibbons is hounded and ridiculed regularly, and often with reckless abandon, by his political opponents for digging his boots in the sand and saying he won’t raise taxes.
Which, by the way, is the same thing his Republican primary opponent Brian Sandoval has said.
And his Republican primary opponent Mike Montandon has said.
And, get this, what his likely Democrat general election opponent Rory Reid said this week.
Of course, the big difference is that Gov. Gibbons has put his promise in writing.
Brian Sandoval has not.
Mike Montandon has not.
And Rory Reid certainly will not.
I wonder why? Should we just read their lips and take it as gospel?