I oppose a state income tax for a number of reasons. It would have a devastating long-term impact on our economy by making it more expensive for local business to do business here and will make our state less attractive to businesses looking to relocate here. Our low tax environment is our competitive advantage over most other states, why give it away? Raising taxes is an easy way out for politicians who do not have the stomach or the backbone to cut spending. I am not afraid to make the tough decisions necessary to make our state leaner and meaner, and able to live within its means.
For so long, politicians have had it easy down in Cheyenne with money flowing in faster than they could spend it, well almost anyway. Now it is time for statesmen to rise to the occasion and make the tough choices that will not always be popular but need to be made for the good of the state and our future. I will be able to make those decisions as I am not married to any of the spending projects currently ongoing including the Capitol Reconstruction Project.
The Capitol Reconstruction and Renovation Project has been a colossal waste of money at the taxpayer’s expense in a time where we need every penny. This is a prime example of poor leadership, poor judgment, and crony capitalism run amok. We deserve better.