From Chris Fitzsimon
But proponents of making the realtors help pay for the growth that brings them their billions in profits have their work cut out for them, and so do county leaders turning to the sales tax for additional revenue. The combination of profit-protecting realtors and the anti-tax, stick-your-head-in-the-sand ideologues and legislators is a formidable force, especially when rarely confronted about their misleading rhetoric and flawed analyses.
It is past time for more people to fight this unholy alliance head on. Not only are schools and the quality of life in several counties at stake, so too is the nature of the state's policy debate that affects our future. Big money and anti-government zealots have had their way too long.