Watch Me Take The Bar
Watch Me Take The Bar
This blog, originally started as a chronicle of my taking the bar, is now a look into the mind of an attorney in solo practice in Port Clinton, Ohio.
Friday, July 22, 2005

Add An Eccentric Economist to a Stupid Secretary of State, And You Get the LaffWell Curve

Remember the Laffer Curve?

The one that says that if you raise tax rates, you won't necessarily get more money?

This was a key tenent of Reaganomics. The rest of us all thought it was aptly named.

So, today, in the Wall Street Journal, we find that Mr. Laffer has teamed up with Mr. Blackwell.

No, not Mr. Blackwell of the worst-dressed list, Ohio's secretary of state Ken Blackwell, of the worst-run-secretary-of-state's office. Apparently, he and Laffer have come up with "a cure for bad tax policy in the Buckeye State."

I haven't read it yet, but I hope they're not anchoring the state's fiscal future to rare coins. 'Cause that just hasn't worked out too well lately.

Meanwhile, Ken is being sued by boards of elections which report to him because he keeps moving the goal line on how they will buy new voting equipment.

If Ken -- who wants to be the next Governor -- can do for our economy what he's done for our elections, we'll be begging Dubya to come run the state when he gets out of the White House.

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