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Arlington County Board -- Master Artists?

Yesterday, we blogged about the Manager's proposed initiative to provide "targeted" tax relief to selected homeowners. This initiative, if adopted by the County Board on April 16, confirms something Voltaire said about government more than two centuries ago, and would confirm for us that the Board's Pooh Bahs are indeed master artists. Voltaire said, according to OnPower.org, " . . . the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to the other." Unfortunately, in Arlington, the Grand Pooh Pahs have convinced the masses that they are doing good and meeting our unmet needs. Sheesh! A hat tip to the National Taxpayers Union's new blogsite for the pointer to the Voltaire quote.

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