When government policy is based upon projections of future income from tax revenue, the consequences of reality will always disrupt the best of plans. With the downturn of the economy over that last several months, and the tragic events of 911, we have entered into a new dimension of fiscal retraction. Should anyone be surprised that promises of 'milk and honey' from politicians always come up short? The disease of excess expectations is non partisan. It consumes all parties and in most cases, afflicts every ideology. The reason is simple! Politicians need to appeal to the public for support.
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