Legislators failed to return the $14.3 billion surplus, giving Texans some much-needed property tax relief. But, as a consolation, now comes word that your state government is spending your money to buy a letter many experts say is a fake.
Seems like bureaucrats are using nearly a half-million-dollars to buy letter that is purportedly from David Crockett – Tennessee-congressman-turned-Alamo-defender. But some folks say the letter is too neat, with too many words spelled correctly, and that the letter appears to have a signature that isn’t Crocketts.
Not a malicious forgery, though, but a good-faith copy made by someone. Is a copy of a letter really worth half-a-mil?
And if so, so does it mean in 200 years taxpayers will be buying the photocopy machines used to copy the computer-generated signature of President Bush that was on that mass-produced “Christmas Card” I got last year?