August 20, 2003

Go, Arnold, Go!

Good for Arnold Schwartzenegger for sounding the right notes at today's press conference:

"I feel the people of California have been punished enough," Mr. Schwarzenegger said. "From the time they get up in the morning and flush the toilet, they're taxed. When they go get a coffee, they're taxed. When they get in their car, they're taxed. When they go to the gas station, they're taxed. When they go to lunch, they're taxed. This goes on all day long. Tax. Tax. Tax. Tax. Tax."
And he skillfully scuttled the recent flap caused by Warren "Tax My Life-- Please!" Buffett:
This weekend a hullabaloo enveloped the Schwarzenegger camp after Mr. Buffett suggested to The Wall Street Journal that state property taxes needed to be increased. The idea instantly riled Republicans in a state known for the tax rebellion that pushed through Proposition 13 and its limits on property tax increases...

"First of all, I told Warren if he mentions Prop 13 one more time, he has to do 500 sit-ups," [Schwarzenegger] said.

Mr. Buffett gave a crooked smile.

Posted by John Tabin at August 20, 2003 11:35 AM