Skip to comments.Leaders Debate Statewide Property Tax For Schools (texas)
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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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?
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.
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.
This should stir up some concern. If you introduce this in Texas get set to lose your competitive advantage.
I think voters may have to selectively express extreme disapproval with some politicians on key issues. It would discourage the others from votin' wrong.
My mistake — Admiral John Byng was shot, not hanged, in 1757.
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.
Why not an air tax? or a sunshine tax? or just a catch all...productivity taxes?
Next will be a murdered by illegals tax.
You may be right.
I agree with you.
Thats for sure.