Thursday, May 29, 2003

Romney Seeks Tax on Blind

Last year, the Fraud Candidate pulled a 1-800 hotline out of Joe Malone's campaign bag-of-tricks, and asked the public to phone in tips to cut the cost of government. And they just hit pay dirt, because the Fraud Governor is about to crack down on some real free-loaders.

Team Reform has announced that they are going to crack down on rapid transit turnstyle jumpers. And among those in their target sights are (insert trumpet noise here) the blind. Seems as though the sightless have been working a sweet little deal where they have been riding the MBTA for FREE! FREE!

Well, the boon-doggle stops here.

The Fraud Governor has proposed that the Travel ID cards for the sight-impaired will no longer be free. (source: Boston Globe, 5/29/2003) No sir, those free-loading grifters will have to pony up just like everyone else.

Said an aide to Romney's loathsome $150,000 a year spokesman, "the (fraud) governor ran on a platform that he would reform state government and devise a budget that's balanced without raising taxes. Because most of the fees haven't been raised for years, and we needed to ensure that we could pay for services, we needed to raise the fees."

Go get 'em, Fraud Gov. Who can you whack next?


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