You have this little creature that only knows one word -- "No!"
Anything you say, anything you propose to the urchin is met with the reflexive, instantaneous rebuke. "No!"
Do you want to go out and play?
Eat your peas.
Pick up your toys.
Play nice with your friends.
Don't call Juan names.
Cut off Glenn Beck. He's rotting your brain.
Ditto for Rush Limbaugh.
Leave Jim Suttle alone. He's got his hands full.
Clean up your child-welfare system. It's a damned mess.
Your cities are broke. Let them raise sales taxes if they have to.
WHAT WE'RE dealing with here is not your average 2-year-old. Unfortunately, Nebraska, what we're dealing with here is your governor.
And little Davey Heineman only has one answer for anything anymore -- "No!"
It's right here in black and white in the Omaha World-Herald:
Gov. Dave Heineman left little doubt Wednesday morning about his distaste for a bill that would allow Omaha and other Nebraska cities to hike local sales tax rates by a half-cent if approved by voters.It's a tax increase measure, Heineman said during a call with reporters, and the 27 state senators who now favor the idea are enabling higher taxes.I SWEAR TO GOD, that's the only thing the man-child knows how to say -- “Cities ought to be cutting spending rather than raising taxes.” And when cities like Omaha cut the last dollar -- when all the social services are gone, the streets turned to mud and rubble, the last cop and firefighter fired, all the businesses long gone, public schools defeated, the state's tax base decimated and the 'hood descended into real chaos and not average, everyday chaos . . . when Nebraska's economy has been destroyed -- "Baby Dave" Heineman will be reduced to rocking back and forth in a corner of the state capitol, babbling incoherently to his doting press secretary.
“Cities ought to be cutting spending rather than raising taxes,” the governor said.
When asked if city voters shouldn't be allowed to choose whether to raise their own taxes, Heineman countered that voters should be allowed to decide something else — whether to lower their property taxes.
“Put that on the ballot and let's see what happens,” he said.
"No! Cut spending, don't raise taxes! Cut spending, don't raise taxes! Wubbie! Wubbie! No! NoNoNoNoNoNoNo! Cut spending! Want Wubbie!"
Damn fine governor you got there, Red.
Naw, I think I'll stick with the 2-year-olds. At least 2-year-olds don't run the joint, and you can give them a time out.