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AD 72 Mailbox: Travis Allen Sends Out Brutal Hit Piece On Troy Edgar

Posted by Former Blogger Chris Emami on June 2, 2012

Instead of the normal newsletters that we run on weekends at OC Political we thought that we would get you all caught up on the mail that has gone out over the past week.

This hit piece came across the wire yesterday from a reader. Travis Allen has put down a piece of mail that makes Troy Edgar look really bad. Take a look at the piece posted below:

2 Responses to “AD 72 Mailbox: Travis Allen Sends Out Brutal Hit Piece On Troy Edgar”

  1. OC Insider said

    Here’s a link to everyone who hasn’t signed the ATR pledge: http://www.flashreport.org/blog/2012/06/01/who-has-not-signed-a-written-pledge-to-oppose-taxes/.

    Note that Long Pham hasn’t signed it either.

    You’re right that this mailer, for as good as it is, has probably arrived too late as we can speculate that most of the Absentee/mail-ins have already voted. Still, if Travis Allen makes the ‘top two’, we’ll see different forms of it again if he can attract the necessary funding.

  2. Greg Diamond said

    I have no dog in the battle between Edgar and Allen (shouldn’t there be a Poe somewhere?), but for the benefit of those who don’t read these things closely: I raised my monitor’s video magnification to electron microscope levels and from what I can see it looks like the twelve “taxes and fees” that Edgar voted to raise are in fact one tax and eleven fees. I can’t make out the name of the tax — it looks like something like “Meager Liability,” but I suspect that it’s not one levied on everyone. So that’s basically voting to raise two fees a year for five years and another fee and a Meager Liability tax (or whatever) in the sixth year.

    We Democrats argue that you Republicans are completely paralyzed by the existence of tax pledges (aka “Fleischmann eating virusus”) and the prospect of mailers like this, and that’s why you can’t contribute to any actual useful plans to put the state’s finances in order. That’s supposed to be our argument, though, not yours.

    By the way: do you know what government uses for revenue after taxes give way to fees and then fees get precluded as well? Fines. I hope that y’all have chauffeurs!

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