Thursday, July 26, 2007

"The Alliance for Tax Fairness" ?

You call your group "The Alliance for Tax Fairness" and its consists of three huge public employee unions and the League of Women Voters among others and you have a poll taken and voila what do you find? Taxpayers just LUV paying higher taxes. Sorta brings tears to your eyes.

Link

A majority of Marylanders want state leaders to raise enough new tax revenue to fix the state's budget shortfall and increase spending on education, health care and other priorities, a coalition of labor unions, environmental advocates and liberal groups said yesterday.

The Alliance for Tax Fairness released the results of a poll showing broad-based opposition to the idea of resolving Maryland's projected $1.5 billion budget shortfall by spending cuts alone. Respondents favored higher taxes on the wealthy and corporations, the coalition said.

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The Alliance for Tax Fairness includes the Maryland League of Conservation Voters; the Maryland State Teachers Association; the Service Employees International Union; the League of Women Voters; the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, 1,000 Friends of Maryland; the Association of Nonprofit Organizations; and Progressive Maryland.