Encouraging Signs from a New Guy

Well, he’s a Democrat and a lawyer, which means he’s got two strikes against him, but Scott Pollard (D., Coventry, Foster, Glocester) counterbalances with a dozen good ideas on saving Rhode Island. Here’s the first:

Problem: Rhode Island’s tax structure is not business- or citizen-friendly, which harms the state’s reputation and potential for growth.
Solution: In one painful yank, eliminate the entire Rhode Island tax code, except the flat-tax option, and replace it. We should adopt a tax code similar to that of Virginia, Alabama or New Hampshire. These are states heralded for growth. The substantive change, in conjunction with the perception of such a massive shift, would do wonders for our state’s future.

He should run for speaker… if only to trumpet his message.

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Patrick
Patrick
11 years ago

Umm, this is the guy who beat Nick Gorham on a single issue. Do you think he has better ideas for the state than Nick Gorham did?

Andrew
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11 years ago

I did notice that “consolidation” is not one of his ideas!

Ragin' Rhode Islander
Ragin' Rhode Islander
11 years ago

He makes too much sense and cares about the well-being of Rhode Island.
Obviously Democrat quality control slipped up.
The unions will rectify this with a primary challengers.
And so the RItanic will stay on course.

Justin Katz
11 years ago

Patrick,
How he compares with Gorham, I don’t know, but the fact is that he’s in the legislature and Nick is not. I could compile a list of the 72.7% of Rhode Islanders whom I’d rather have in the General Assembly than the people who are currently there, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t reward reason and apparently good motivations.

Jon
Jon
11 years ago

Why is being a lawyer a strike against him?

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