The New York Times Opposes a Tax Increase!

It’s true. An editorial today on the parlous condition of the Broadway theater, one of the city’s chief tourist draws:

Anybody who has paid for theater tickets recently in New York City knows what a big hole they can leave in the family budget. Gov. David Paterson of New York wants to make that hole even deeper with a new theater ticket tax.

So the editorialists at the New York Times are finally acknowledging that if you tax something, you get less of it. This is the basic reason to oppose the levying of higher taxes in every industry, or at every income level, at any time. Amazing, isn’t it, that it should take the closing of “Spamalot” to teach the Times this elementary lesson?