There’s something about Deja Vu and T.I.M.E.
Transportation & Infrastructure Moving
David Martin, was co-chairman of the TIME Initiative Campaign (Prop 203). Then Gov. Janet Napolitano supported the tax increase, while then Secretary of State Jan Brewer said Proposition 203
failed to gather the required number of petition signatures to qualify for the ballot. There was even a statewide poll among small business owners showing a mixed reaction to the new tax.
Now I recall, someone defending the current *temporary* tax increase suggested it was to be used for education. Oddly enough, it also seems that there will be over $800,000,000.00 of federal stimulus monies coming into Arizona to address education issues.
Now, David Martin is President of the AZ Associated General Contractors, and according to the Clients page of Chuck Coughlin’s HighGround (http://www.azhighground.com/clients/index.php), Mr. Martin’s trade group is a client.
Maybe its just me, or could this *temporary* tax increase be simply a trip down memory lane for Jan, Chuck and Dave?
Here’s some links to the past. Consider who the Governor’s chief adviser is. Consider someone is pushing pretty hard for a $500,000,000.00 tax increase that they promise is *temporary*. Psst… look for the crossed fingers.