Patterson Bows to Pressure, Goes Regressive

I guess I don’t understand how the idea of an income tax hike is so onerous to a supposedly progressive politician that he chooses the path of regressive use taxes as a means to avoid one.

I don’t have much else to say on the matter except to point out for those who don’t know what a regressive tax is that a $45 charge on renewing your license plates is going to be a much bigger chunk out of the budget of a guy making $20k than it is out of a guy making 200k.

Granted, we didn’t really elect the guy and the guy we did elect was too busy getting rough sex out of hookers to bother governing. But I guess I would have expected better.

By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.