A current State Senator of Nevada, Michael Roberson is not just any State Senator, he’s the Majority Leader. He also appears to resemble one of those ineffective Republicans in Congress and now he wants to be one.
Many Nevada business leaders became very familiar with Michael Roberson last year, prior to the session, as he touted how he and those he supported for election were all about defending Nevada businesses and working to defeat new taxes. Yet, no sooner did the 29th (2015) Legislative Session begin, than Roberson and his cronies began muscling other legislators to enact SB 483, a bludgeoning $1 billion plus tax increase foisted on the back of Nevada businesses, the very people who got behind him and his anointed to get them elected.
Senator Roberson, having disappointed many supporters, or should I say ex-supporters, announced in mid-2015 that he’ll be running for a federal office hoping to take the 3rd Congressional District in Nevada. That’s all we need, another self-serving, power-hungry Congressman, saying one thing to his constituents and working behind the scenes to do the opposite.
Roberson has earned my opposition for a multitude of reasons, including his use of strong arm tactics on other Nevada Legislators and the State Treasurer. Let’s not forget to mention his unwillingness to meet with Nevada business leaders who had opposing views during and after the Session. His refusal to meet with business leaders throughout the state will clearly work against him as he needs their support to finance his Congressional campaign.
Roberson became Governor Sandoval’s most powerful henchman in shepherding SB 483 to passage. Declaring loudly that the bill was the savior of education in Nevada and was a necessary step to ensuring our future, Roberson campaigned on being firmly against new taxes and then enacted the biggest tax increase in Nevada’s history.
Roberson claims that he is working to bring, “new, innovative ideas to make our government more efficient and effective, to reform our approach to economic development and to overhaul a failing school system.” Last time I checked, raising taxes on business is neither new nor innovative and only makes government more burdensome. It also harms economic development when companies are forced out of business or refuse to move to Nevada while providing no certainty that the bill will, in fact, help Nevada’s failing school system.
Call to Action: Now is not the time to sit on the sidelines and watch. As the 2016 election approaches, be informed on the candidates running for office and take a close look at the work they’ve done for Nevada thus far. As anyone over the age of five knows, actions speak louder than words and Roberson’s actions are a clear indicator of what he’ll look like as a Congressman. Vote AGAINST Michael Roberson!
James 5:12 (NKJV) “But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No,’ lest you fall into judgement.”
By Whose Authority?
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