Fresh Paint
Thursday, April 15, 2004
Taxation Without Representation
Missouri House Votes to End Newspaper Tax Breaks After Critical Editorial
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri House has voted to raise taxes on the state's two largest newspapers after an editorial in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch branded the Republican-led chamber the "House of Hypocrites."

Democratic lawmakers decried the tax proposal as retaliation. But the Republican sponsor insisted he was simply "closing corporate tax loopholes."
On Sunday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch devoted an entire editorial page to criticism of the House of Representatives as the "House of Hypocrites." It included photos of 66 House Republicans who receive state-sponsored health insurance yet voted to approve legislation that would eliminate health coverage for thousands of poor Missourians on Medicaid.
There they go again... those tax and tax Republicans.

Good afternoon, everyone. It's been 75 degees out today, so have been out enjoying life, doing some drawing, and scouting out painting locations for the next few days, since summer has arrived even before the leaves are on the trees. When I wake up tomorrow they'll all be fully bloomed, which is how it happens around here. Will scan a few drawings in later, for your viewing pleasure.

The fisherwomen were out today at the lagoon -- I managed to get drawings of 2 of them. Coincidentally, we were all wearing baggy black leggings. Just one of those interesting things in life. Later...

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