Thursday, January 9, 2014

Sin Taxes Dominate State Revenue

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Texas News Blog: While most Texas politicians love to talk about lowering taxes, the sad truth is they are really raising them. Keeping taxes most folks pay, like for property, low results in the need to find state revenue elsewhere. In Texas, that shortfall of revenue usually falls at the feet of people who smoke and drink alcohol. So the next time a state lawmaker, in Austin, brags about how much they have lowered your taxes. Ask them, if they have cut taxes on cigarettes and alcohol? Then watch, with a smile on your face, how quickly they try to change the subject.

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