What’s That We Hear? Why, It Sounds Like Honking Horns!

Shades of Don Sundquist.

Where have we seen this morality play before?

  • Popular governor wins second term against weak opponent.
  • Waits until after election and then immediately proposes a major tax increase (back then it was the state income tax, which ironically, was finally buried during last week’s election with the passage of Amendment #3).
  • Governor and legislative leaders call it “tax reform.”
  • Citizens rise up and defeat the “reform.”  Governor leaves office hated and reviled.

WKRN/Channel 2 in Nashville dropped this political bombshell earlier this evening:

Might we soon pay sales tax on haircuts to hospital stays?

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