republican screwjob in texas, here it comes folks.

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    the republican majority in texas is trying to sneak one by on us. House Bill HB3 was introduced today with no notice and prepared in secret committee to institute a payroll tax in texas.

    texas HB3

    apparently, house speaker craddick was a little miffed at so much attention being brought to this that the vote that was scheduled for thursday was bumped up to this morning to avoid a gathering protest that was being organized.
     
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    Is it is possible the tax is really needed? Not being sarchastic.I am really wondering. As much as I can't stand taxes,I have voted for levies in the past for schools and police. Given the stanse most Republicans take on taxes,I an just wondering.
     
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    The conservative talk shows are denouncing this bill. They are saying that although this lowers property taxes SOME, the house is lying about it being 1/3. It's only 1/6 because it only lowers the school property tax. It raises taxes on those making 23k or less a year and lowers taxes on those that make 140k or more a year. This tax isn't needed.
     
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    Hmmmmm....maybe not. Proprerty taxes around here are getting out of control-I know that much. I would be curious to see what they are in the rest of the country.
     
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    if they were going to sneak it through and i presume vote on it in private as well? how the hell did you find out about it? oh yea, it is a publicly run govt. where they vote in public....you just don't like the results cuz the W stands for winner
     
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    i suppose the idea that the conservative talk show hosts have contacts within the legislature slipped your idiotic mind? but i forget, people think i'm the typical liberal who will do anything to bash bush.

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    Interesting. What exactly is the payroll tax supposed to fund, and why can't they use existing property taxes to fund it?
     
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    Texas has long been trying to do away with the 'robin hood' school funding. I believe this may be part of it. What they haven't explained is what the new taxes are going to fund, especially when they are already planning on turning the new highway they are building into a full length toll road.
     
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    the change is nice----the dems have been screwin Texas for years
     
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    so increased taxes are cool, as long as its a republican majority? better to be screwed by republicans instead of democrats? :wtf:
     

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