Urbin Report

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Arnie on Taxes

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Republican candidate in California's recall race for governor, said he would hire an outside auditor to go through the state budget and identify potential areas to cut. He also pledged to avoid raising taxes.

Speaking at a news conference in Los Angeles, Schwarzenegger acknowledged that ``it's clear we can't ever say never'' to raising taxes. ``I'm principally against taxes. The people of California have been punished enough,'' he said. ``From the time they get up in the morning and flush the toilet, they are taxed.''

If Arnie was really serious about a no new taxes pledge he may do well to consider sacking that Warren Buffet [unworthy person].

Buffet was an opponent of the repeal of the inheritance tax, which is ususally a process of robbing widows and orphans, and llooting the dead. Buffet also owns International Dairy Queen, which means that DQ is now the fast food establishment of last resort for me.

-- Les