POSTED: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 7:10pm
UPDATED: Friday, August 20, 2010 - 4:02pm
A wise old Texas judge once said, when the legislature is in session, nothing is safe.
And the latest crazy idea that will be proposed this next session in January is this: Dallas-Fort Worth area Democrat Lon Burnam wants fellow legislators to consider a state income tax.
He says it's to help with the $18 billion deficit we have.
He says we need to get away from our knee-jerk reaction when we hear about a state income tax.
Don't you love it when the hired help lectures you?
The liberal representative says it's for property tax relief, and we need to let it work a while and property taxes will come down.
It will start like this: If you make 100,000 dollars or more, you'll pay state income tax.
Now let's see...
They want to put in a new tax that will EVENTUALLY make things better, but we have to be patient.
Isn't this sounding like we need to pass the bill so we can see what's in it?
When was the last time you ever heard of one tax making the other taxes go down?
When was the last time any lawmakers stopped a temporary tax?
I can't think of one.
The closest thing was a tax rollback for TJC a few years ago, and I was stunned to see that.
There is really no difference between most state lawmakers and the ones who have spent us blind in D.C.
The ones here just meet every two years and have different accents.