Shame on you, you pandering, math challenged, pork barrel filling, weak kneed, self-serving, sorry excuses for leaders, shame on you!
May you never have to watch someone you love slowly die from cancer.
From the Herald-Leader:
After the meeting, House budget chairman Harry Moberly Jr., D-Richmond, said the House and Senate agreed on several ways to raise more money for the state.
He said both chambers think that $85 million a year could be found through early retirements this year from state government because of enhanced benefits.
But Moberly said the House plan to increase the state cigarette tax by 25 cents a pack "is off the table" for the Senate. That hike would generate $230 million over two years.
Without the cigarette tax hike, Moberly said, "we might be able to agree to a budget but without various projects."
Various projects! Projects!!
How about the project of reducing the number of kids smoking?
How about the project of reducing the cost to every tax payer in this state pays for the medical problems caused by smoking?
On never mind, this bunch of pathetic political hacks isn’t listening.