What a interesting politcalpalooza it was on Thursday at the city council chambers. After candidate Larry Dobkin unrolled the mega list of taxes to emphasize how much we already pay to the government, things got boring.
Not until the halfway mark did it begin to sound like a debate.
The big item was when candidate Mike Shapiro accused fellow candidate, Daren Nigsarian, of wanting to bring back the Utility Tax, Hotel Tax, have a sales tax, and TAX WATER!
Nigsarian denied ever saying he wanted to tax water and laughed it off as a joke.
Shaprio looked shocked, as we were, and Shaprio then said “Yes, you did. I saw the video of you during the interview and I posted it on my web site.”
This isn’t the first time Nigsarian has conviently forgotten his past words or deeds.
If you’ve been reading and watching the videos on this site, then you know Nigsarian DOES WANT TO TAX WATER. You heard him in his own words and raising of his eyebrows as if it was a great new revenue idea that he just thought of.
Taxing Tim Shaw, like Tom Beamish, couldn’t answer the question of supporting the sales tax, Measure-T. Both prefaced their statements with “I’m a republican and I’m against taxes…But.” What a shame that two well known republicans can’t stand up for fiscal responsibility. Especially when it comes to Shaw. Working for such an anti-tax elected official as Bob Huff, our 60th state assembly representative, for Shaw to embrace a tax is puzzling, to say the least.