Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Supporter of Commuter Tax Says He Won't Raise Taxes

The Washington Post reports:
D.C. Council member Adrian M. Fenty vowed yesterday not to raise taxes if elected mayor, saying he would fund new programs by reining in an inefficient bureaucracy and collaborating with business leaders to identify savings within the city's $7 billion budget.
But as you may recall, Fenty supports an illegal commuter tax:
D.C. Council member Adrian M. Fenty, a Ward 4 Democrat who is running for mayor next year, said he will introduce a bill to call for a referendum that would abolish the D.C. Home Rule Charter's ban on a commuter tax, then impose such a tax.
Fenty can get away with taking both positions since commuters can't vote - he supports taxation without representation.

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