An Unopposed and Therefore Re-Elected State Representative, on the Chafee Promise that the General Assembly Will Pass His Tax Increase

Despite independent Gubernatorial candidate Lincoln Chafee’s assurance, made during the WJAR-TV (NBC 10) Friday night debate, that the state legislature will go along with his proposal to expand the Rhode Island sales tax to items that are presently not taxed…

If the governor is leading the way on a tax increase…the General Assembly is going to go along. That’s the governor’s leadership. That’s his plan and they can go along with it. That’s going to happen.
…Representative Karen MacBeth of Cumberland (District 52), because she is running unopposed in the Tuesday’s election, can already be counted as one sitting legislator who will not go along with the expansion…
I made a promise to my community that I would not vote for any tax increases and I will keep that promise. It appears from the quotes that Chafee’s idea of the governor’s leadership includes our current ineffective house leadership. Voters of RI take notice! If we want to see positive change then change the leadership in the house. We don’t need a go along to get along general assembly that will cost all of us more money and hurt our economy and state even more.

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12 years ago

Maybe Linc is under the illusion that by the sheer force of his magnetic personality he can charm the birds out of the trees.
That would be another self-delusion that he shares with his new idol, Obama.
He will be very surprised, if he wins, when the first thing the GA does is tell him to “shove it”.
But I hope, for the sake of our state and our people, that he loses to John Robitaille.

Tommy Cranston
Tommy Cranston
12 years ago

With no more union bailouts coming from a Republican House the GA will have a FY 12 deficit of about $350 million come January.
They can either cut welfare and the unions or raise taxes, directly or (by cutting local aid) indirectly.
Is there anyone in the state who TRULY thinks they are going to cut the cronies, unions, babysitters, illegal aliens, etc. to the tune of $350 million no matter who wins the mostly figurehead Governor’s seat?
Are you kidding me…

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