Friday, July 11, 2003

How to Raise Revenues

Our Democratic Governor Ed Rendell has come up with a novel alternative to raising taxes in these difficult budgetary times. He is begging businesses to buy lottery tickets to hand out as bonuses to their employees. Apparently the thought of a tax increase is such anathema to the folks in Harrisburg that they would rather use a significantly less efficient (50% return) method of extracting money from businesses than make them pay a bit more in direct taxation