I had begun to feel a great sense of pride in my hometown over the last several months.  It seemed that Wimberley ISD – where I graduated High School in 2005 – was poised to do something I would never expect a bunch of educrats to do; stand up for taxpayers.  The School board in Wimberley was threatening to refuse payment of $2.3 million owed to the State under the “Robin Hood” property tax confiscation program.  (Which should be struck down as unconstitutional, see Article 8 Sec. 1E)


Now, I must say that watching school administrators complain about taxes is a novel experience.  These are the same clowns who have no problem taxing their communities out of their homes and livelihoods to fund massive spending that serves to only justify their careers.  But I digress.


Unfortunately, Wimberley is now backing down from its fight with the State.


It was refreshing to see my hometown stand-up and speak-out against tax confiscation and the Wimberley School Board should be commended for at least having enough backbone to start the fight and raise awareness of the unfair “Robin Hood” program.


However, this goes to show once again that the only people who are going to go to the mat for taxpayers are fellow taxpayers.  It’s up to us to stand-up against unfair tax schemes and fight all of the way ‘till the bell.


I only hope that TFR and Empower Texans can help you in that fight.

Tony McDonald

Tony McDonald serves as General Counsel to Texas Scorecard. A licensed and practicing attorney, Tony specializes in the areas of civil litigation, legislative lawyering, and non-profit regulatory compliance. Tony resides in Austin with his wife and daughter and attends St. Paul Lutheran Church.