Helena Brown is the senior Tea Party member, actually the only Tea Party member, on City Council. She is not capable of thinking past the words "tax cuts". This is what they run on, cutting taxes. She simply doesn't know any better. Ben Hall, on the other hand, has a better reason for calling for cuts in tax rates. From his many press releases:
“By implementing forward thinking policies, we can reduce the tax burden on individuals, drive additional economic investment, and increase tax revenue for the city. A two cent property tax rate decrease is a necessary first step in that direction.”
"Besides, by lowering the tax rate it gives me an opportunity to pay less back taxes once the liberal media finds out I am delinquent and running for Mayor."
OK. Hall didn't really say that but given the controversy surrounding his taxes his staff should have just left this issue alone for a while, but it is clear his staff isn't the sharpest bowling ball in the tool shed. Look for Helena Brown to endorse a Tea Party slate of candidates including Hall and Eric Dick.