Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tea Party tax referendumb loses in North Dakota

Although Occupy is not an electoral movement, electoral politics has been one of the lifebloods of The Last Word throughout its 19-year history. Today I've been keeping an eye on a Tea Party-penned referendum in North Dakota that would have abolished property taxes throughout the state.

By making North Dakota the only one of the 50 states ever to prohibit property taxes, this measure would have gutted public services. While Tea Party activists complained of having to pay property taxes, they had the money to drive all over the state campaigning for this referendum, so I can't feel sorry for them.

Well, voters today just rejected this measure. As of now, it's losing by a smashing 78% to 22%.

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