Brad Messer Commentary
Thursday, August 14, 2003

Armpit Hair Fire

Not raising taxes is an almost-sacred cow. Politicians believe hiking taxes is tantamount to saying, "Goodbye, re-election." And maybe it is.

But health care keeps costing more, so not raising taxes equals reducing tax-funded medical care. The Republicans in control of the Texas legislature ostensibly didn't raise taxes during the last session, and that meant some 10,000 children in Bexar County alone are going to lose health-care benefits.

Odd, isn't it, that being "a compassionate conservative" and "holding the line on taxes" is precisely equal, in effect, to saying, "I'm for cutting health care for kids who need it most."

That's one of the reasons you couldn't pay me to be a politician. Whatever a politician does that he personally considers almost saintly, is seen by a lot of other folks as being pure-D evil.

I'd rather set my armpit hair on fire than be a politician.

Brad Messer commentary, KTSA.


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