Saturday, August 10, 2013

Ballard Contradicts Ballard Administration on Tax Increase

Mayor Greg Ballard
Last weekend, the blogs in the city went crazy over an IBJ article in which Ryan Vaughn, Greg Ballard's Chief of Staff, was on record saying a tax increase was on the table to help with the city's budget for public safety needs.

Someone forgot to tell Greg Ballard.

In his monthly sit down interview with his friend, Abdul-Hakim Shabazz, Greg Ballard denied knowing or even hearing about the tax increase.  Story dead, right?  Well...not yet.  The Associated Press published an article today reiterating the claims Ballard shot down on August 5 in his Abdul interview.

If you're confused, you're probably not the only one.  Perhaps it is a programming error on the Ballard 2.0.  Maybe it's the paradigm he inherited or something.  It just appears that the only person in the Ballard Administration who is saying that a tax increase isn't on the table is its namesake.  That could be a problem.

Hat tip to Matt Stone of the Indy Student Blog for pointing this inconsistency out to me.  I had honestly glossed right over it.

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