Sunday, January 03, 2010

Gov Bill Richardson thinks YOU are an idiot

if you live in New Mexico. He actually thinks you will believe him when he calls for a "temporary" tax hike.

"My budget recommendations will include new revenue as a temporary measure to shore up the budget during this historic global recession," Richardson said in a statement released Saturday to The Associated Press. "But I will only support a package that automatically expires after the economy recovers and we no longer need this temporary infusion of revenue."

In his budget proposals, Richardson will not specify what tax should be raised. The governor will negotiate that with the Legislature, according to deputy chief of staff Gilbert Gallegos.

The administration's budget assumes that a certain amount of new revenue will come from a tax measure, but Gallegos declined to disclose that figure before the budget package is released next week.