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: