Column: Pence, do the math to help state

The Tribune recently published an article entitled “Winning public’s trust essential in Pence’s tax reform effort” in the June 30, 2014, edition.

One of the thrusts of the article was that the general public doesn’t trust politicians when politicians say they intend to reform taxes, as the public believes that “tax reform” is a guise for the politician to get his or her way in tax policy.

Here are several suggestions for Gov. Mike Pence to consider while he attempts to gain voters’ trust for his version of tax reform:

Quit flying around all over the country talking about an “Indiana Miracle” when there is none. You’ve only been in office for a year and a half, and you’ve disagreed, despite having a supermajority with your party in the Indiana Legislature, over a number of economy- and tax-related issues with the Legislators from your party.

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