GOP Response To Democratic Budget Proposal: Fughedaboutit!

We anticipated that Republican leaders wouldn't take too long to respond to the Democratic budget proposal that was unveiled today.

The gist: No way.

Here's the release:

Republicans reject the Democrats’ non-solution to Arizona’s colossal budget crisis. Their proposal consists of property tax increases, a massive expansion of items and services subject to sales taxation, and a proposed increase in local sales tax collections.

“The Democratic solution to Arizona’s budget crisis can be summed up in five words — ‘tax, tax, and tax again.’ Their solution will push Arizona from recession to depression and drive more families out of their homes and jobs,” Appropriations Chairman John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, said.

Democrats claim their new budget proposal avoids “high tax increases,” but in fact, they increase the qualifying tax rate