Why Does Jim Doyle Hate Real Estate Investors?

Maybe he doesn’t hate them; maybe they’re just dogs whose blood he wants to suck:

Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle’s plan to double the fee paid by sellers of homes and other property – a fee increase that would cost sellers of property $142 million over the next two years – survived the first attempt by Republicans to kill it Thursday.

No doubt, Jim Doyle’s blue-ribbon BOHICA commission assume that this will not impede real estate investment and rehabbing, particularly in blighted areas in the throes of gentrification. No doubt the crony capitalists in charge of Wisconsin government will redistribute some wealth to favored developers to offset the new fee increases they’re saddling the honest men with.

But cause and effect aren’t tied together when effects are bad and the cause is “more taxes” or “more government.”