Sen. Gilbert Baker (R-Conway) appeared on KARN’s “Dave Elswick Show” yesterday in the wake of the House Revenue and Taxation Committee tabling his proposal to cut the used car sales tax. He’s frustrated, so we should all cut him some slack, but he made this comment:
“I do support cutting the spending of this state and there is only one way you do it. You don’t talk about it. You don’t sponsor it away. You cut taxes.”
With all due respect, there is only one way to cut spending – by cutting spending. And then you cut taxes. In that order. Otherwise, Arkansas goes the way of Washington, D.C.