Lubbock County’s new “conservatives” propose a tax increase in first at bat

Pratt on Texas“Chad Seay, [Lubbock] county commissioner for Precinct 4, said he wants to see a rate lower than the current tax rate. He campaigned keeping the effective tax rate, but said he knows revenues from the current tax rate will go towards getting more Sheriff’s deputies…” “I’m fighting for the Sheriff,” Seay said as reported by KCBD news.

I say to Commissioners Seay and Corley: You were elected, and endorsed, because you were going to fight first for taxpayers, not first for county department spending – no matter how legitimate. If we need more patrol, then do as previous courts did in the past and cut other budgets to pay for it.

Where have the big budget scrub meetings been? Where were the round of media interviews talking about what can or cannot be cut and how much money needs to be found in the budget to fund the sheriff’s wish list?

…they propose a tax increase in their first budget – after having run on strong, unequivocal platforms of reigning in the increases in spending at Lubbock County.

There has been no big public discussion on what can be cut by the new Lubbock county judge or the two new commissioners. Instead they propose a tax increase in their first budget – after having run on strong, unequivocal platforms of reigning in the increases in spending at Lubbock County.

They still have plenty of time to work and find patrol money with cuts in other’s spending wish lists. But, they won’t do such hard work if you don’t contact them and emphatically insist they live up to their promises of no tax increase. The same holds true for every city and county in Texas, now is the time tax rates are being set and now is the time you must communicate with your local elected officials.

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