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Leaders Debate Statewide Property Tax For Schools (texas)
Austin American-Statesman ^ | KATE ALEXANDER

Posted on 10/08/2010 9:05:51 AM PDT by Dubya

Senate Finance Chairman Steve Ogden, R-Bryan, said he knows that just mentioning a possible statewide property tax will stir up emotions.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: crooks; jerks; scum
TAX TAX TAX TAX
1 posted on 10/08/2010 9:05:58 AM PDT by Dubya
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To: Dubya

Nothing like paying higher annual fees on depressed real estate to educate Mexican citizens. Sounds like a winner all the way around. Who wouldn’t go for this proposal?


2 posted on 10/08/2010 9:08:50 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Dubya

Any Texas politician who brings up taxing us more for the purpose of educating Mexican children who should be getting educated south of the border is volunteering for defeat in the next election. Enough is more than enough when White children are in the minority in our public schools.


3 posted on 10/08/2010 9:09:58 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Dubya

Perhaps Texas and other states, instead of raising taxes to pay for people who do not contribute to society, should focus their efforts on pressuring Congress to amend the Constitution so that states and local governments are not obligated to provide education and other services to illegals.


4 posted on 10/08/2010 9:10:36 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Dubya

This should stir up some concern. If you introduce this in Texas get set to lose your competitive advantage.


5 posted on 10/08/2010 9:10:42 AM PDT by MSF BU (++)
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To: Dubya
There is a famous story of a British admiral who was thought to have been less aggressive than he should have been in a battle. He didn't really do anything wrong, but the admiralty had him hanged anyway -- "to encourage the others".

I think voters may have to selectively express extreme disapproval with some politicians on key issues. It would discourage the others from votin' wrong.

6 posted on 10/08/2010 9:17:19 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: ClearCase_guy

My mistake — Admiral John Byng was shot, not hanged, in 1757.


7 posted on 10/08/2010 9:19:48 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Dubya

REP

8 posted on 10/08/2010 9:32:10 AM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: Dubya

NONONONNONONONONONONONO


9 posted on 10/08/2010 9:32:45 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: pnh102
Senate Finance Chairman Steve Ogden, R-Bryan, said he knows that just mentioning a possible statewide property tax will stir up emotions.

But he would prefer that the state's voters, rather than the courts, have the final say on how Texas should pay for its public schools.

"If you go out and ask people for permission, a lot of times they say, yes," Ogden said in meeting this week with the Austin American-Statesman editorial board. Ogden, first elected to the Senate in 1996, is seeking re-election.

State Sen. Robert Duncan, R-Lubbock, said a statewide property tax wouldn't add to taxpayers' total burden.

But it would provide for an equitable and efficient public education system, as required by the state constitution, because the state could redistribute the money according to established formulas, he said.

10 posted on 10/08/2010 9:46:36 AM PDT by workerbee (FAIL, BABY, FAIL!)
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To: Dubya
Those who have access to our wallets have no mercy.
11 posted on 10/08/2010 9:51:39 AM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: Dubya

Why not an air tax? or a sunshine tax? or just a catch all...productivity taxes?

Next will be a murdered by illegals tax.


12 posted on 10/08/2010 10:30:42 AM PDT by NationalistVisionary (Who will be America's Charles Martel?)
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To: NationalistVisionary

You may be right.


13 posted on 10/08/2010 1:20:55 PM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

Well said


14 posted on 10/08/2010 1:21:43 PM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: kittymyrib

I agree with you.


15 posted on 10/08/2010 1:24:21 PM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: pnh102

Good idea


16 posted on 10/08/2010 1:25:25 PM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: MSF BU

Thats for sure.


17 posted on 10/08/2010 1:26:21 PM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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