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Monday, January 30, 2006

The Knucklehead of the Day award

Today's winner is Florida's Chief Financial officer and candidate for Governor, Tom Gallagher. When speaking before the Tampa Chamber of Commerce last weekend, Gallagher announced his support for applying the state sales tax to internet sales. He says its about fairness.

Gallagher pointed out that laws taxing mail-order purchases already are on the books, but they are almost universally ignored. "I'm not adding a tax," Gallagher said. "It's just a fairness factor."

What an idiotic thing to say. It is a tax. it wasn't applied before and by applying the tax it takes money out of people's pockets. What world does Gallagher live in? Actually he's starting to sound like the Palm Beach Post editorial board who said the same thing! No wonder Gallagher has lost the two or three previous times he tried running for Governor. This statement tells GOP primary voters to say no to him again.

For not knowing what a tax is, Florida Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher is today's Knucklehead of the day.

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