High Texas Property Taxes: short-term fix is easy

Legislators Must Act Soon!

It should be obvious by now that we need to eliminate or at the least aggressively reduce property taxes as they are.

However, I am against the property tax petition at www.texastaxpayers.com because increasing the sales tax is just applying another regressive form of taxation that hurts those who can least afford it.

Instead, a more fair and more evenly distributed SYSTEM OF SEVERAL TAX SOURCES are needed that will replace the burden of property taxation on any ONE segment of the population — otherwise, we simply are shifting around the burden to another population group that also is overburdened.

By the way, we also need to reduce the new business tax to a more sensible level and redistribute that burden as well.

So far, our officials are a big disappointment in determining a more fair distribution of taxes, which basically is used to finance public education.

Honestly, it is NOT such a big deal to determine a few sources for financing public education and our lawmakers have been slacking-off for the past decade in reviewing such a fix.

Time to deal with it more swiftly. Let your Senators and House Reps know how you feel about it.


Governor Rick Perry:


Citizen’s Opinion Hotline: 1-800-252-9600



House of Representatives: