Here is a taxpayer’s view of the intended and unintended consequences of the efforts of our noble Austin legislators.
First, one must read the proposed legislation because the brief explanatory statement of the nature of each proposed amendment listed on the ballot is not even close to addressing what is in the amendment. If a proposed amendment has enabling legislation (many do), the details of the amendment with taxing authority, penalties for violations, and other changes/additions to other state statutes may be found there. In short, you have to read the amendment/enabling bill to find out what’s in it and often times we have to pass the amendment/bill to find out what’s in it. On some of the proposed amendments, the enabling legislation is silent (deficient) in certain areas. Where there is silence in the enabling legislation, once the amendment is passed then it may be up to the courts to decide the intent of the author(s) of the amendment or enabling legislation. This is unfortunate but true.
Re: Perry, think beyond West (Letter to the editor in the Dallas Morning News; 9 August).
This East Dallas resident, Kurt Wolfenbarger, opined that it was good news that the city of West was successful in getting FEMA disaster relief funds from the Federal Government. However, he then chided Governor Perry for not accepting the Federal “bribe” money associated with Obamacare.
Our government is aggressively promoting The Affordable Care Act as the way to provide health care for 30 million Americans who currently have no coverage. By implication, many supporters falsely assume that our beloved government is “giving” health care to everyone for free. Sadly, those who live with this assumption are the least inclined to investigate the realities of this grotesque law. The ultimate and total cost of Obamacare to all Americans, individually and collectively, is beyond our ability to predict. Our current government, through some diabolical combination of Continue reading “Will Obamacare “Destroy” the Elderly?”
An exceptionally intelligent and civic minded group of high school students traveled to the Capitol with NTCL on May 6th. Their visit to one of the 181 legislators’ office revealed some disappointment during civil discourse centered on the supremacy clause Continue reading “Supremacy Clause; Subject to Judicial Whim?”