August 2009

School Buildings A Study In Waste

There was a story last week in the state press about how school districts are now competing over who has the fanciest video scoreboards at athletic facilities. I know, we’re supposed to believe that public schools are really hurting for the money they need to provide...

Tax Cuts, Not Increases, In Tough Times

As the City of Dallas finalizes their budget, they should listen to their paper’s editorial board, or look to their neighbors. The Dallas Morning News is telling the city council “this is no time for a tax increase.” Meanwhile, Collin County, just north of Dallas, is...

Of Pay Raises And Tax “Lifts”

Just how tone-deaf city employees are has been revealed in Lubbock. The city manager is trying to get across-the-board pay raises. With unemployment higher than any time since the depression, everyone struggling, and the economy in the dumps, the sheer hubris of such...