Not shifting taxes used to be a con idea. Look at the PA property tax for schools, the noisemakers want the burden shifted to the sales tax and off of homeowners. Wait a minute.....didn't the cons used to want to ELIMINATE taxes? Found it interesting that turzai took an 85k dollar 'donation' from a legal firm to prevent any change.<quoted text>
Schwarztie had to chop billions out of the budget and part of the surplus came from a one time tax windfall.
By the way, the state tax increase can be deducted off of federal taxes so that means a tax revenue loss to the federal government.
Obama wants to reduce that deduction which means those rich Silicon Valley types that want to share the wealth will actually have to pay more in taxes, not shift them around.