(Chuck Muth) – Republican Jodi Stephens is running for Assembly District 32 up in Reno….and has the full faith and credit of the GOP establishment behind her, including several members of “Republicans for Reid.”
Nevertheless, she “appears” to be running as a fiscal conservative.
In her latest campaign email fundraising appeal, Stephens writes that “State governments all across the country are looking for ways to fix budget shortfalls and many will turn to huge tax increases.”
Later in the email she writes that in order to attract new businesses to Nevada, we must have “low taxes,” as well as “reasonable regulations” (wonder what her definition of “reasonable” is?).
“Nevada must pay close attention to those states that have not learned from over-taxing and over-regulating,” Stephens concludes.
The problem is, Stephens herself hasn’t learned the lesson, as she continues to refuse to take tax hikes off the table by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.
In addition, she’s not yet said whether or not she’ll vote to extend last year’s $800 million worth of “temporary” tax hikes that GOP Senate Minority Leader Bill Raggio has now said need to be extended.
Nor has she come out against GOP Assembly Minority Leader Pete Goicoechea’s $500 million plan to tax groceries.
I don’t know about you, but I’m not going to read Jodi’s lips or her buy her fundraising pitch. I want to see her John Hancock on the Pledge. Otherwise there’s no reason whatsoever to believe she’d vote any differently from Bill Raggio or Pete Goicoechea.