Feet To The Fire
The most significant bit of analysis comes out of counting noses. The GOP won going away.
New Governor: Republican Mitch Daniels
State House majority: GOP
State Senate majority: GOP
For years, Hoosiers have heard the following from Republicans regarding taxes and spending:
"Give us the tools, we'll do the job".
OK, you got the tools. Let's see what you can do, GOP.
My money is on the job not getting done. My bet is that nothing will be cut. Programs and bureaus will not go away. The Republican Party simply is not serious about being fiscal conservatives. Those Hoosiers who are will be sorely disappointed that their votes failed to bring the lower taxes they wanted.
There is only one true home for fiscal conservatives in Indiana: the Libertarian Party.
This will be proven over and over again in the next four years. Mark my words.