Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fundamental Differences : Haynes & Mead on Taxation

The real issue is how to balance a bloated/bloating state budget.

-- Mead has openly suggested raising taxes in a variety of areas.
-- Haynes is suggesting eliminating them, like private property taxes.

"We can do it, lawfully," says Haynes.  "Because the constitution says we can."

"on a 10-cent-per-gallon increase in the state fuel tax, Republican candidates are split on the question... Rita Meyer and Matt Mead said they would consider a gas tax increase." -- Governor candidates divided over gas tax --- video:"increase in fuel tax"

"I am not interested in a Non-Profit director who makes $5M a year." -- said Mead in response to a question about taxing Non-Profit organizations.

The Wyoming state budget expenditures in ...
-- 2000 - $3.7B.
-- In 2003, when Gov. Dave took office - $4.7B.
-- In 2009 - $7.2B.
-- "$7.6B state spending plan for 2011-12".

Mead, when asked about his thoughts on the growth of Wyoming state budget said : "I think the governor has responded accordingly to that and in a proper way. And so ... I do not think the growth of government in the last 6-7 years has been excessive"-- audio clip

In high contrast to what Mead is offering Wyoming, Taylor Haynes has a completely different approach.

Haynes says that by simply following the constitution, having Wyoming "draw the line" that Wyoming will take back all that tax from natural resources and use it in the state of Wyoming.  Part of that money would then eliminate the private property tax in Wyoming.  It would not eliminate funding things like roads, schools, police department, it just would not come out of the peoples pockets.

That's a take home pay raise in any home owners check book.

Haynes says private property rights was the big reason why he endorsed current governor Dave Freudenthal.  "Because at the time Dave was a supporter of private property rights," and that when he got into office, "what did he do about it?  Nothing."  He says, "And I was out of there.  Fool me once, and that's it!" said Haynes.

So Gov. Dave got into office by selling himself as the most conservative candidate, and then did nothing.  Hmmm ... "Matt Mead is the candidate who most reminds us of the state's current Democratic governor, Dave Freudenthal."  Early Praise from the Red Star ... of which Mead has NEVER said a THING about.  He has never made a statement, never publicly declared that as inaccurate.  He just went along with it, kept writing the check to pay for the heavy amount of advertising he did with the Tribune.

Haynes also talks about changes in the Eminent Domain law that would allow private property owners to have more negotiating power in cases where government or private companies want to buy their land.  In brief, property owners would have a say in what kind of deal would be negotiated, 'private property owners can get their "piece of the action," says Haynes.

Haynes clarified further with that situation, giving an example, 'if the owner stands firm on an offer, and then government or that company says, 'well, that's just too much.  We can't do that' ... "Hellooo!" says Haynes, "You can't do it then."

Consistently, Haynes speaks about enforcing the laws of the constitution.
Consistently, he speaks about empowering private citizens of Wyoming by putting them in charge.  Consistently, he offers a more conservative and principled approach to the issues because he sticks to the constitution.

All are encouraged to find out for yourself, bring questions, and bring the hard ones.
Find out where Haynes is going and bring a friend.  Bring 'em all.
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A Write In Candidate is a viable vote.  It is yours.  Not the parties.
With Taylor Haynes, your voice is not limited.
It is mathematically impossible to split the vote and have Leslie Petersen win.

More Reading ...
-- Fundamental Differences : Haynes & Mead on Life/Abortion
-- Fundamental Differences : Haynes & Mead on the 2nd Amendment

A serious question:
Governor candidates divided over gas tax :
"Mead said he is not in favor of a higher gas tax or tolling, but thinks a governor needs to look at all the options.
“Looking at our roads, delayed maintenance is simply not a good idea,” he said on his website. “We should look at all funding streams. I am unconvinced that a toll on I-80 would be the answer.
“As governor, I will pay special attention to the state’s infrastructure needs so we can keep our economy and our daily lives moving.”
A recent Casper Star-Tribune poll found that 59 percent of registered voters opposed increasing the state fuel tax to raise money to maintain I-80."
So Mead searches to find an answer without having to ruffle any feathers.  What does that sound like?  Someone wanting to get along?  Someone being the immortal nice guy, because, 'you wouldn't hit a guy with glasses, huh?  would ya?'

Let us all remind ourselves that the elected office of governor is not American Idol, and it is not some snooty dinner party.  If Wyoming wants a 'nice guy' to defend our UNalienable rights of which come from our CREATOR - in the face of the Obama Machine, who omits "Creator" and uses INalienable...

Then what else are we to expect but more of the same from Meadenthal?


Anonymous said...

Keep up the Haynes-Mead comparisons!!! Getting signs done this week and will begin plastering them around...WRITE IN HAYNES!!!


Robin Berry said...

Cannot believe you are so 'dazzled' by Hayness. Kinda reminds me of another dazzling candidate just a couple of years ago. My research shows lots of inconsistances on Dr. Haynes, beginning with his affiliation with the Nature's Conservancy where he stood as a director for a number of years, his sudden change from the Democrat Party just a couple of years ago (verify it with your voter registrar) The fact that his guy Micheli endorses Matt Mead wholeheartedly. Do you 'really' think it is legal to toss the feds out of the Yellowstone? That belongs to all 50 states, not D.C.

Anonymous said...

Easy to believe that some can't see.
Haynes is nothing dazzling. He has no money, no political history, and his heart in the right place.
Haynes was a democrat for a while, so what? So was Ronald Reagan. Are people serious going to hold a grudge against a person because he had a letter next to his name? How about a little history on the man - like, how did he vote? What was he busy standing up for? Why did he leave the D party?
A large majority of Republicans have voted for democrats in Wyoming, why else have we had Gov. Dave for two terms?
Haynes has talked about his history with the Nature Conservatory - and that they "let him go" because he was making stands for private property and proving that animals were not a threat.
Someone has done some homework by reading the cover of the book. Most likely, the cover that has been painted by the GOP and the candidate they can't whole heartedly back.

As for the Micheli endorsement - we all know that is a big scam.
Mead is for everything Micheli was running against in the primary campaign.
I read that letter over and over because I could not believe, after backing Micheli through the whole summer, that he is now putting all his chips into Mead, simply because he is the R.

A vote for Mead is a vote for the status quo.
A vote for Haynes is a vote for a return to the constitution.
That is flat IT.


Glenn said...

This morning on my copy of the Casper paper a sticker for Mead proclaims he will keep taxes low. So adding .10/gallon to the gas tax must be low.
Mead may have an R next to his name but he lacks the courage to be a real conservative like Dr. Haynes.

Valerie Peterson said...

Do you suppose there is a connection with mead and Haines?

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