Billboard on building near Sahara and Eastern in Las Vegas
that immediately made me think of Gov. Brian
Sandoval (R&R-Advertising) and Republican legislative “leaders” in
“Even duct tape can’t fix stupid.”
SPEAKER-OF-THE-WEAK’S WEAK DEFENSE
Gov. Brian Sandoval’s
political shop has come to the rescue for Speaker-of-the-Weak John Hambrick with a slick, very lame Emensesque
4-page mailer claiming that “special interest groups” are trying to recall
Hambrick for “their own selfish agenda.”
Um, the “special interest group” is a committee of voters
from within Hambrick’s assembly district and their agenda is to keep Hambrick
from voting to raise their taxes.But why
let facts get in the way of dishonest political propaganda, right?
But the biggest knee-slapping whopper is this tag line about
“HONEST LEADERSHIP.RESULTS WITH
Oh, come on.The guy
flat-out lied about the reason he removed conservative, anti-tax Assemblywoman Michele Fiore as Majority Leader and
Chair of the Taxation Committee shortly after conservatives elected him
Speaker-designate in December.
Hambrick signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge promising his
constituents and the people of Nevada that he would “oppose and vote against
any and all efforts to increase taxes.”
But since becoming Speaker, he has actively supported both
SandRINOval’s Billion Dollar Tax Hike, as well as Assemblymen Paul Anderson and Derek Armstrong’s Billion Dollar-PLUS mutated tax hike.
If that’s integrity, Hitler was a humanitarian.
It’s sad when a conservative is lured over to the Dark Side.
But it’s sickening when they still try to pretend they didn’t
John Hambrick is a dishonest, double-dealing, back-stabbing,
fork-tongued sell-out whose word is as good as Sen. Tax Hike Mike Roberson’s.
I hope he gets jock itch.
P.S.The mailer, by
the way, was a complete, total waste of money, as will become evident in the
coming days.Stay tuned…
AX THE TAX NOW!
While Gov. Brian
Sandoval wants to tax the tar out of Nevada’s business community, among the
elected statewide Republicans he’s a man on an island.
Nevada Attorney General Adam
Laxalt is opposed.State Controller Dan Schwartz is opposed.State Controller Ron Knecht is uber-opposed.At the GOP’s Central Committee meeting yesterday, Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske voiced her
opposition.And while remaining publicly
malleable on the proposal, I’m hearing that Lt. Governor Mark Hutchison is privately telling people he’s opposed, as well.
Some people just can’t take a hint.
NEVADA GOP SMACKS GUV RIGHT IN THE PUSS
The Nevada Republican Party adopted
a resolution at its meeting in Carson City on Saturday that declares that the
party “will not accept a state budget that expands government and creates
further burden on an already struggling business community.”
The resolution further declares
that “any Republican Legislator who votes for such a budget” will become a
pariah in their own party and the party “will
make this known to its voters through the press.”
This is a direct and well-deserved
slap across the face to Nevada Gov. Brian
Sandoval, deigned “America’s Worst Governor” by Investor’s Business Daily
for his proposed Gross Receipts BLT (Business License Tax), the “me, too”
Republicans in the state Senate – misled by GOP Majority Leader Tax Hike Mike Roberson - who have drunk
the SandRINOval Kool-Aid, and the Middle-aged Mutant Tax Hikers in the Assembly
– misled by Majority Leader Paul
Anderson and Higher Taxation Committee Chairman Derek Armstrong – who have seen SandRINOval’s bet and raised it.
The resolution also calls on GOP
state legislators and the governor “to support the ‘Balanced Plan for Growth’
Huh?What is the Balanced Plan for Growth Budget?
Glad you asked.It’s an alternative to SandRINOval’s budget
which funds most of the governor’s proposed education initiatives and ends
government employee furloughs by cutting spending rather than raising
It was collaboratively crafted by
conservative Republican State Controller Ron
Knecht, conservative budget experts from the Nevada Policy Research
Institute, and conservative Republicans in the state Assembly.The group plans to officially release the
proposal at a press conference tomorrow.
Wanna sneak peak?Good thing you’re a subscriber to Silver State Confidential!
– though be warned these are only draft copies someone not part of the core
group forwarded to me from the Central Committee meeting yesterday.The final version to be released tomorrow may
still have some changes.
out.Catherine Cortez-Masto is all but in.I’m surprised there isn’t a “Republicans for
Masto” group already formed.What’s the
If Reid can change his mind and not run for re-election,
could Nevada Republican Rep. Joe Heck
change his mind now and run for the seat after all? Inquiring minds wanna know.
Despite a tweet to the contrary by Ralston Flush a couple
weeks ago, Clark County Sheriff Joe
Lombardo released a statement concerning the ongoing political corruption
scandal involving Assemblyman Chris
“Let’s Make a Deal” Edwardson Friday that included the following:
“None of the members of the Nevada Legislature are targets of this
Which sounds like Edwards is going to get away with
soliciting donations in return for his leadership vote last December.
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“I am a small businessman in Nevada, an engineering
consultant. Due to my reduced client workload, I expect my income to be
substantially less in 2015 than in previous years, and barely enough to pay the
bills. If my $200 business license ‘fee’ (tax) goes up to $400 or
more next year, I will close up shop and retire early. End of story.” - David
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
“Raising taxes is a sign of incompetence in a politician.
He/she cannot manage. A willingness to raise taxes is telegraphing such
failure.” – Grover Norquist, president, Americans for Tax Reform
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