Mak­ing a tax­payer’s heart race

Austin American-Statesman - - OPINION -

Re: June 27 ar­ti­cle “More pub­lic money used to at­tract big events.”

Last Satur­day I went to sleep in Texas but woke up in a par­al­lel uni­verse. In the par­al­lel uni­verse, the Sun­day paper had a fan­tasy story about con­ser­va­tive Repub­li­cans who used state tax dol­lars to en­rich pri­vate com­pa­nies (in­clud­ing a For­mula One rac­ing com­pany). These false con­ser­va­tives never could have ex­isted in the real Texas, where our small govern­ment keeps our tax dol­lars in our pock­ets.

Our state govern­ment won’t even use tax dol­lars to help res­i­dents who are suf­fer­ing in poverty, so how could it use our tax dol- lars to make the rich richer?

What’s next in this par­al­lel uni­verse? Will our great white hunter of a gover­nor have to in­vent a tall tale of shoot­ing a man-eat­ing coy­ote in or­der to curry fa­vor with the gun lobby?

clifton smith austin

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.