On the Matter of Too Much “Fighting”
A couple of posts ago, Justin cited the statement yesterday by Linc Chafee that
One of our impediments has been too much fighting
to which Justin responds
“Too much fighting” means too much opposition to the position that he and his political supporters — mostly leftists and unionists — wish to impose on the state.
Indeed, there seems to be some confusion as to exactly what constitutes “fighting”. Is it possible that the Governor-Elect has interpreted “fighting” as a steadfast resistance to new taxes and an ever hungrier government?
There is no question that some of us get a little testy at fresh suggestions to take from us even more of our hard earned dollars. That causes us to do wild and crazy things like speak up in a variety of outlets, lobby our elected officials and support candidates who do not agree that the answer to our government’s budgetary shortfall is yet another dive into the pocket of the hapless taxpayer.
Our sincere apologies if this came across as “fighting”. If, however, this is a new definition of “fighting”, we disagree that there has been too much of it. On the contrary, the size of our tax bills and our government, not to mention the return on our “investment” in certain areas, clearly indicates that what is needed, under this novel definition, is more “fighting” and not less of it.