Today, Amann will apparently get himself a piece of standard bred steak.
At the center of all this is the GOP efforts since early spring to get a gas tax cut, and at the very least prevent the scheduled increase in the gross receipts tax on gas scheduled July 1st that will raise the price several more cents a gallon. Democrats have scoffed at the idea, ridiculed the proposal, and refused to take the measure up before the regular session expired last month.
Now there will be a special session next week. Democrats initially intended to simply use the session to prevent the sunset of the real estate conveyance tax. But now, with a public outraged over the astounding price of gasoline coupled with the fact that Connecticut residents are now paying the highest gas taxes in the nation, Democrats are changing their tune.
Don Williams had this to say yesterday via a press release that he slapped together:“Families across Connecticut are hurting – and it is only getting worse. Senate Democrats are determined to do what we can to provide some relief. We know that rising fuel prices not only affect the cost of gas, but essentially everything – including food and clothing. While we can’t stop fuel prices from rising, we can prevent tax increases from further driving up the price.”
Is that back-peddling? Yes. My friends at CTLP noted this was a score for the GOP, and to verify that fact, all you have to do is read this wet-pants rant over at My Left Nut Smeg. It's a healthy serving of "horse meat" that Democrats are ready to eat, lest you actually make them accountable in November.