Some things are just bad public policy, particularly when  they deal with eliminating competition. Maybe even especialyl when competition is limited. This is especially true of efforts to make all states levy sales taxes the same way.

While we’ve written about this topic previously, I hope you check out a piece in yesterday’s Fort Worth Star Telegram by some of the best legislators in the Texas House: Ken Paxton, Jodie Laubenberg, Leo Berman, Dan Flynn, Bryan Hughes and Bill Zedler.

Their conclusion about the streamlined sales tax concept: “We can’t afford a “solution” that raises taxes, burdens our businesses and shortchanges local governments. Furthermore, we must keep Texans in charge of Texas tax policy.”

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of three books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."

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