To the Editor:
It’s not often that people of all different political ideologies agree, but that is what happened this November when over 80% of the voters in our Assembly district resoundingly defeated the margin tax. Many of us also voted for Chris Edwards because during his campaign he said, “During each of the legislative sessions throughout the Great Recession, the Nevada Legislature has looked for ways to increase taxes… This is the wrong approach.”
Since holding office he has aligned himself with Governor Sandoval and the governor’s proposed tax increase that closely resembles the margin tax (a gross receipt tax). Why the change in Mr. Edward’s position? What is different? Why is taxing us now better than reforming and cutting spending? Assemblyman Edwards has been invited to visit his constituents in Mesquite to explain his position. He has not even acknowledged our invitation. Where is he? He was here often enough when he wanted our votes.
Kathleen M. Williams