Mayors call it a “burden” on you to give you a say in big property tax increases

Pratt on TexasA collection of fake conservative mayors have joined up with outspoken Leftists such as San Antonio’s socialist-leaning Mayor Nirenberg to sign a letter opposing the fundamental part of House Bill 2 which reforms the local property tax system.

Lubbock’s mayor, Dan Pope, and Amarillo’s mayor, Ginger Nelson, both signed this letter which contains a key sentence that only an out-of-touch self-anointed pseudo-elitist would write without noticing how embarrassingly paternalistic it is.

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About giving local voters the right to have an automatic tax ratification election when these local officials raise property taxes over 2.5 percent, Pope, Nelson and the others wrote to Ways and Means Chairman Burrows, asking HB2 to be changed so that it “Protects cities’ ability to provide basic municipal services to our residents without unduly burdening voters.”

Did you get that? They call letting you have a say in big tax increases an undue burden on you!

Not only do Pope, Nelson, and other mayors think a tax ratification election is a “burden” to you, they appear to think such an election is more of a burden to voters than is the big tax increase they put upon those voters.

… they appear to think such an election is more of a burden to voters than is the big tax increase they put upon those voters.

If Nelson, Pope, Nirenberg, and other mayors want to be taken seriously by legislators, they should drop such insulting and ridiculous statements from their anti-taxpayer letters.

Comments

  1. Looks like Pope thought the voters in Lubbock are too stupid to notice his lack of transparency and hypocrisy. Trouble is that he is looking for his next political office. He needs to be called out and voted out. This needs to be brought up if and when he runs for anything again.

  2. Nell Revier says

    WOW!

  3. Tim Brown says

    Burden me now or don’t burden me for my vote later. We remember this type of thing. That’s why we got Trump.

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