August 2007

Lege to Taxpayers: Shut Up

Kudos to Gov. Rick Perry for an unheralded veto that saved one of Texas' few local taxpayer protections. He stopped legislation that would not only have allowed unchecked tax increases, but would have effectively disenfranchised Texas' voting taxpayers. The...

El Paso Taxpayers: Pay Up

Same song, different verse. Like taxpayers around the state, the people of El Paso are getting hit hard by their city council with an 8.4 percent increase in property taxes. The reason? “We don't have enough police officers,” according to the El Paso Times....

Energy Taxes Today Hurt Us Tomorrow

What do you do when the price of an essential commodity has risen so high that it fuels inflation, devastates family budgets and threatens the economy?  Obviously, you raise taxes on it, causing its price to go up even more! At least, that’s what you do if the...