More Verbal Camouflage – Tax Increases are now Reforms

It’s verbal camouflage. Just like Initiative 976 that is tied up in the courts because of a “confusing” title, the Senate just approved a bill over my objection that “reforms” the state’s regressive business & occupation tax. What it really did is just make sure more small businesses are paying the higher tax rate. We have a crisis of nursing home closing in our state and what does this bill do? You guessed it, raise taxes on nursing homes. Watch my remarks on the Senate floor.