Ross Kecseg “Local Government Threaten Texas Prosperity: Property Taxes, Debt, Forced Annexation. Learn what citizens can do …
“……….Learn what citizens can do about it! ”
They can start by reelecting NO ONE and send a clear mandate that the ‘back room’ deals and business as usual is O-V-E-R.
has anyone seen the so-called local ” TEA Party” of late ?
You will never reform corrupt county judges, commissioners, mayors, state reps and senators – they are part-and-parcel of the system which is destroying the working man, blue collar, and entreprenural class.
The entire property tax system is a SCAM – in reality, a property owner is a mere “renter” = King & Estes both know this, but they will never do anything about it, nor will the usual cast of characters in Austin.
Add to that,the never ending demand by school boards and administrators for “newer and bigger” boondoggles is unquenchable. Just pass on all the debt to some future generation, while they pocket , shall we say “favors”, from construction and architect firms.
Its always FUN to spend other peoples money.
” If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty–four, and give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for
their debts and daily expenses; And the sixteen being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they do now, on oatmeal and potatoes, have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account; But be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains around the necks of our fellow sufferers; And this is the
tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second, that second for a third, and so on ’til the bulk of society is reduced to mere automatons of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering…and the forehorse of this frightful team is public debt.
Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression.
– Thomas Jefferson
“A rigid economy of the public contributions and absolute interdiction of all useless
expenses will go far towards keeping the government honest and unoppressive.”
–Thomas Jefferson, letter to Lafayette, 1823
“Do not suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your liberty by any pretences of politeness, delicacy or decency. These, as they are often used, are but three names for hypocrisy, chicanery, and cowardice.”
– John Adams, 1789