A real Democrat, Jerry Rephan, running in Hot Springs | Arkansas Blog

Friday, February 18, 2011

A real Democrat, Jerry Rephan, running in Hot Springs

Posted By on Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 9:29 AM

I was reminded of a link and video I was sent yesterday by Jerry Rephan, the Hot Springs lawyer who's running as a Democrat, a real one, in the special election for the District 24 seat in Hot Springs.

The Blue Arkansas Blog has some video up of Rephan giving voters some straight talk on the Republican proposal to cut taxes on the richest 1 percent of Arkansans — a bill that would hurt schools, Medicaid, rural fire departments and every essential part of government. Rephan notes, too, the likelihood of a legal challenge should the capital gains tax giveaway pass. (Tax cheat Ed Garner assured the House no one should fear a lawsuit in voting for his tax cut for the wealthy, even though his Senate Republican counterpart Gilbert Baker tosses out threat of a lawsuit like confetti every time he talks about congressional redistricting, part of a game to bully into law a plan drawn to the minority's liking.) Said Rephan of the millionaires' tax break:

There are proposals in the state legislature now that would bring Arkansas into a collision course with federal laws, and with the Constitution, and with the Supreme Court, and what would be doing then with our Arkansas money? We’d be throwing that money into the Attorney General’s office and to private attorneys to carry litigation forward that doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of passing but it will cost the people of the state of Arkansas.

Tags: , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (7)

Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

  • ASU to reap $3.69 million from estate of Jim and Wanda Lee Vaughn

    Arkansas State University announced today plans for spending an expected $3.69 million gift in the final distribution of the estate of Jim and Wanda Lee Vaughn, who died in 2013 and 2015 respectively.
  • Bad health care bill, again

    Wait! Postpone tax reform and everything else for a while longer because the Senate is going to try to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act one more time before September ends and while it can do it with the votes of only 50 senators.
  • Sex on campus

    Look, the Great Campus Rape Crisis was mainly hype all along. What Vice President Joe Biden described as an epidemic of sexual violence sweeping American college campuses in 2011 was vastly overstated.
  • The inadequate legacy of Brown

    LRSD continues to abdicate its responsibility to educate poor black students.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation