Monday, September 22, 2008

Sarah Palin the big tax andspender

Some statistics, courtesy of Michael Kinsley at Of the 50 states, Alaska ranks No. 1 in taxes per resident and No. 1 in spending per resident. Its tax burden per resident is 2 1/2 times the national average; its spending, more than double. Furthermore, Palin has slapped a windfall profit tax on the oil companies. Kinsley asks an obvious question that Joe Biden needs to ask: Why is a windfall profits tax good for Alaska but not for the rest of us? Grover Norquist, are you paying attention?

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