Thursday, December 01, 2005

Pithy bits around the blogs


Anonymous Anonymous said...

YPP's complaints about the recent survey claiming that a majority of Philadelphian's support tax cuts are pretty silly. Does anybody really think that people in this City don't want tax reform? The issue has shifted from whether to how.

5:43 PM  
Blogger ACM said...

Well, I'm a more-than-average informed reader, and I'm not at all sure how I feel about this. I suspect that "the issue" only exists for the true believers and that most voters would like less taxes of all kinds but haven't really thought about it more than that for themselves (and thus, since the Believers are the only ones talking, there may be a slight but meaningless leaning in their direction). So, sorry, but no dismissing of the starting question here.

5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fair enough. I could see how you could have a poll that was really biased against tax cuts, asking questions like "would you be in favor of eliminating the BPT if it meant that a recreation center in your neighborhood would be shut down", most people would say know. It just seems hard to argue that the tax cuts have been bad for the City and that creating a more competitive environment for business and job creation is the wrong direction to go in.

7:14 PM  

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