Quote Of The Day: Norment Nails It (About Himself)

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February 23, 2013

Seconds ago, Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg) on the floor, during debate on the tax-increase-and-spend-transportation bill:

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a simple man. I’m a simpleton.

A little while later, he and 24 other senators joined 60 members of the House ,who voted yesterday, to increase our taxes by a 25-15 vote.

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2 Responses to “Quote Of The Day: Norment Nails It (About Himself)”

  1. […] salt rubbing into the would didn’t stop there. Saturday, on the Senate floor, Tommy Norment congratulated Bill Carrico for agreeing to the tax increase even though he comes from a […]

  2. Citizen Tom says:

    The politicians who voted for that bill are worse than simpletons. They knew what they were doing, and they still voted for it.

    There are too many people who will somehow think the transportation tax plan is their gain. In their zero sum view of the world, they think they can only win if it is at someone else’s expense. Unfortunately, we seem to be at the point where these people are in the majority. So when politicians lie to us and then tax, tax, tax, we cannot get rid of those politicians.

    What people have forgotten is a simple bit of wisdom. What goes around comes around. When we use government to rob our neighbors, our neighbors are all too likely to follow our bad example. Eventually, it even comes around to lying and thieving politicians.

    Bad government of this sort leads to tyranny. When government becomes tyrannical, everyone is tyrannized. It does not matter where we stand in the hierarchy. Everyone has someone’s boot on their neck.

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