For some Democrats, record surpluses in our overtaxed state’s income are never enough.
Take one who came to our attention on Christmas day, incoming freshman Assemblyman Ruben Kihuen. On Christmas Day, the Review Journal, undoubtedly owing to a very slow news day, noted that this clown went to dinner and tried to use a gift card which had expired.
That’s happened to us. And we resent it just as much as Kihuen says he did.. Because when we or someone else gives a merchant cash money and they find a way not to deliver the service or goods which have been prepaid there is only one way to describe that. Theft. Perhaps legal but theft nonetheless.
And you know what Kihuen wants to do about it?
Well, actually not Kihuen but his pit boss Presumptive Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley who probably put him up to getting what appears to be a political freebee on Christmas Day.
Instead of making it illegal to engage in such theft in this state—we’ll get to that in a minute—he (probably at Buckley’s suggestion) wants to confiscate the money from the merchant and give it to…the state’s well padded treasury. Presumably so Dina Titus could then try and have it spent on all day kindergarten. That, of course, won’t happen because Buckley owes far too much to the retailers but it sure sounds good.
Until you think about it.
Barbara. Ruben. Back in the day when Democrats had some level of common sense, they would at least act like they were going to pass a law to make such theft illegal.
Why hasn’t that been done?
Because today’s Democrats (read that Buckley) won’t let such a bill surface, won’t even express the outrage which must surely be shared by some Republicans—like us.
They just want the money. Stopping merchants from ripping off constituents? Apparently not gonna happen.
And that, Barbara/Ruben, is why we think people like you are clowns.
You can still redeem yourselves.
Introduce a bill making gift card fees and reductions illegal. Make gift cards forever.
When the entrenched interests start working you over, scream to high heaven. Call a press conference every 15 minutes if necessary.
Smoke out the bad guys in public.
That how we used to get laws which benefit the people passed. Even Jimmy Stewart knew that.
We’ll bet neither of you have the cojones.
But, if you do, call us. We’ll help. And we’ll become your biggest bi-partisan backer.
We’re hopeful, but experience tells us not to hold our breath.
On a similar subject…
On a similar subject…
Retiring Nevada Chief Justice Bob Rose is lamenting the average person’s view of our judicial system.
He thinks money is the root of all judicial evil.
Well, Bob, if we may call you that, you are wrong.
The cause of the average person’s view of Nevada’s judicial system is that many citizens’ suspicions about your court appear to be true.
Take that decision in 2003 to tell us all to go to hell, that it didn’t really matter what we said in two elections, Kenny Guinn and the legislature could go ahead and raise taxes without a two thirds majority anyway.
Bobbie, it doesn’t take the cast of Boston Legal to explain to the people that they had been screwed by the Supreme Court they are supposed to have all this respect for.
After that episode do you really think we would believe that judges APPOINTED by the same politicians who want to raise our taxes would make any difference in the quality of the justice we get?
If you do, you must surely be guilty of smoking some of your own decisions.