Friday, December 12, 2008

Gary Odom: More Stroke the Rich than Soak the Rich?

Jeff Woods with follow up thoughts  on Democratic State Rep. Gary Odom's defense of a huge Tennessee tax loophole for the rich:
Isn't it nice for Republicans that Odom, the House Democratic leader, makes their case for them on this issue? The difference is, Republicans have a philosophical opposition to taxing rich people. Odom just wants their campaign cash.
This fits my thesis that applying terms like "Democrat" and "Republican" in certain southern states is not nearly as accurate as applying terms like "conservative" or "progressive." In most of Tennessee, Democratic elected officials look just as conservative as the GOP. If there is a new Democratic south rising, in Tennessee, it needs to be beat down into submission.

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