Tuesday, August 8, 2017

#TXLEGE: Taylor correctly characterizes Huberty's "school finance" spend-a-thon....

"For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life."
Galatians 6:8

From the Senate's press conference this morning:
"The time for tinkering around the edges and making minor changes is over," [Larry]Taylor said, adding that a one-time influx of money to the system is a "political fix" and "not a long-term solution." He also likened the House's plan to attempting to drive a broken-down car "knowing you will be facing expensive repairs and ultimately be driving it into the ground."

At times throughout this debate, Dan Huberty has attempted to argue that his 'school finance' bill either reforms education or provides property tax relief.

As we explained two weeks ago to Huberty's committee, both of those notions are false; Huberty's bill is nothing but a spending bill.

In theory, you could write a school finance bill that's also an education reform bill [Note: Larry Taylor did just that during the regular session] and/or a property tax relief bill.  But the bill Dan Huberty is currently touting does neither of those things.  Huberty's bill merely throws good money after bad into the socialized education status quo.

Bottom Line: Kudos to Larry Taylor for telling the truth about the house's ongoing 'school finance' smokescreen....

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