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Granny Tax Apologists and Outright Lies

Granny Tax Apologists and Outright Lies

Lawmakers who supported the “Granny Tax” during the 2017 legislative session have taken to social media to defend the bill and in one case paint criticism as “outright lies.” But their protests don’t hold up to scrutiny. Those supporters of the tax, which was...
Bipartisan Poison Pill

Bipartisan Poison Pill

What do the House Republican leadership and the liberal Democrat candidate for Lt. Governor have in common? Both take positions opposite that of the Texas Republican Party platform regarding Obamacare. Late last week, State Sen. Leticia Van De Putte called for a...
Taxpayer (Bio)hazard

Taxpayer (Bio)hazard

Self-described “one tough grandma” Carole Keeton Strayhorn, former Austin mayor-turned-Republican-comptroller-turned-Independent-gubernatorial-candidate, is back in the news. She’s now supporting a massive tax hike in Travis County to fund (depending on who you ask) a...
Supreme Shame

Supreme Shame

Today’s ruling by the US Supreme Court is nothing less than shameful, pushing the United States further down the bankrupting road to serfdom that has been sadly trod to the ruin of Europe. If nothing else, this tragic ruling should remind us of the importance of...