But the prize for sticking it to taxpayers goes to GOP Governor Kenny Guinn of Nevada. He told legislators last month that if they opposed his plan for nearly $1 billion in new taxes they would be guilty of "political cowardice." Mr. Guinn, a former university president, thinks merely doubling the annual business license tax of $100 per employee would be "too little." As a fast-growing state, Nevada has real needs but among them is a complete reorganization of state government before taxes are raised. Rather than tackle that tough job, Governor Guinn is scapegoating his critics.
Ouch. And amen.