Thursday, October 12, 2017

#TXLEGE: Guy who killed property tax reform to study "Economic Competitiveness"....


"But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."
Revelation 21:8

This is rich:
In the wake of the "bathroom bill" fight that generated strong business backlash, House Speaker Joe Straus is putting together a committee to make sure Texas can continue to chase new companies.

On Thursday, the San Antonio Republican unveiled the House Select Committee on Economic Competitiveness, saying it will look at the factors that draw businesses to Texas, including education and infrastructure. He said he wanted the panel to "work quickly and aggressively," giving it a Dec. 12 deadline to report its findings.

"It’s time that we re-assert that Texas is fully committed to private-sector growth," Straus said in a speech to the Austin Chamber of Commerce, where he announced the committee. "There should be no ambiguity that the Texas House will focus on the big and consequential instead of the petty and the polarizing."
LOL, this is literally the guy who killed property tax reform.  Texas has the highest property tax burden of any no-income tax state and the second highest local government debt in the country.  That'd be a pretty good place to start.

And we can already tell you what the committee will report back: More Spending!!!  Spend more on education, spend more on health care, spend, spend, spend!!!  It also appears they've adopted tiresome virtue-signaling cliches.

Bottom Line: Maybe he really is about to switch parties.

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