Sen. Carona would rather do the wrong thing… on taxes?

State Senator John Carona (R-Dallas) is quoted by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as saying that he’d rather “something wrong than do nothing.” The sad thing is that in this case, the “wrong thing” he’d rather do is raise local taxes to pay for more wasteful mass transit spending, than “do nothing” which apparently includes making local governments squeeze more effiency out of their spending programs.

State Sen. Florence Shapiro (R-Plano) and Texas Instruments VP Phil Ritter urged caution in raising taxes for this project. Shapiro said she doesn’t believe the transit agencies are currently spending the taxpayers money efficiently. The Star-Telegram described Ritter as saying businesses are already going to be adjusting to the new business tax.

It would take the approval of the legislature this spring to give the Metroplex area the authority to do this.

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