In the military it's called "mission creep." That is when you start out doing one thing and end up doing something that has nothing at all to do with what your main function is supposed to be. Unions in New Mexico have just shown mission creep, once again, because, for some reason, labor leaders in that state imagine it is their duty to tell government what sort of taxes should be invented for the citizens of Santa Fe.
These so-called labor leaders have decided to urge government to institute a "transfer tax" on houses that they deem "too big" to be allowed to be sold without confiscatory taxes imposed upon them.
Now, why a labor union imagines it is in its purview to discuss tax policy... well, that is anybody's guess. At least it should be surprising to anyone that thinks it is only the government's duty to discuss and create tax policy and NOT a union's duty. But, as always, someone forgot to mention to the unions that unions have no business imagining tax policy.
Labor leaders are rallying Santa Fe union members to campaign for a proposed tax on high-end home sales.
The ballot measure asks whether the city should levy a 1 percent fee on the sale of homes with a selling price of $750,000 or more. The resulting revenue would be used to provide housing assistance for working families.
So, these communist inspired, class warfare mavens want to attack "the rich" again, eh?
Let us hope that the duly authorized members of the government of Santa Fe will ignore these anti-American union thugs and make a decision based on actual public concern... and then promptly vote down this oppressive tax plan.
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