More on Senator Astle Flip Flop
In response to my email to him, Senator Astle had this to say:
Thank you for your letter concerning the special session and the
potential tax increases. Your views are important to me and I appreciate you
taking the time to voice them.
I did not want to see this special session,unfortunately, as an
individual member of the legislature there is nothing I could or can do to
prevent it. At this point I am not comfortable voting for any increase in
taxes. The state needs to look at ways to better manage spending. There may be
some programs that have outlived there (sic) usefulness and now is the time to
look at them carefully.
You can be assured I am not going to be making any hasty decisions when
voting on this tax plan.Again, I appreciate your correspondence. If you have any
further questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.
John C. Astle
I guess we should not be surprised.
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His response to me uses phrases like “at this point in time” and promises not to make any “hasty” decisions. Funny how a couple of days was enough time to avoid hastiness and totally reverse your position.