Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Pence's Tax Plan Unpopular

One of the key parts of Mike Pence's Road Map for Indiana is proving unpopular for the Governor-Elect as he gets set to take office.
Mike Pence

Pence's much discussed plan to cut income taxes across the board by ten percent is running into snags not only in the Indiana General Assembly, as we talked about just a few days ago here on this blog, but with Hoosiers at large.

The WISH-TV/Ball State University Hoosier Survey showed that 64 percent of Hoosiers oppose Pence's tax cut plan and would rather see that money spent on education or job training programs.  Why?  Oh...I don't know.  Maybe it's because Indiana is currently hovering above the national unemployment rate.  A tax cut isn't going to do you any good if you have no income.  Maybe Hoosiers are smart enough to smell a poorly-conceived campaign promise when they hear it?  

So, what's a Governor-Elect to do?  Hang on to his agenda at all cost or, in a nod to both legislative and public opposition, drop back ten yards and punt?

Not as easy as being in Washington is it, Governor-Elect?

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