Let's-Raise-Taxes Frenzy?

RECEIVED Tue., March 29, 2005

Dear Editor,
    As always, conspicuous from the current "let's-raise-taxes" frenzy, is the offsetting "let's-control-spending" argument. Comptroller Strayhorn is the only politician I have read that even brings it up. The news media certainly doesn't. I suspect the reason our politicians don't bring up the issue of spending is it takes true leadership to make the painful decisions to control it. From this point forward, I think I will just write in my dead grandmother for all elections ... during her lifetime she exhibited much more daily leadership than the current crop of politicos ever has, and, at least I'll feel better about my vote.
Jim Davidson
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