Comment by George Scaggs:
My oh my! This story exposes more Leftist fallacies than I can shake a stick at. It also highlights the Statesman’s utter inability to connect the dots within their own reporting.
When the GOP-led Texas Lege was in session, all we heard were accusations of Republican cruelty, of more ‘draconian cuts’ in the future because they didn’t adequately fund certain programs, of how the business tax structure was not producing revenue and needed to be replaced with a more equitable system, on and on. Oh, and let’s not forget the Leftist creed that oil and gas are evil.
Well, on every count the Dems were wrong, and so was every major paper in the state, including the Statesman. These people are exposing their own lies and appear too thick to even realize it.
State tax collections soar, setting up chance for record budget surplus
By Kate Alexander | Sept. 12, 2012 | Statesman.com
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reported Wednesday that total tax collections for the 2012 budget year, which ended Aug. 31, were $3.7 billion higher than had been estimated in December.
That total amounts to 13 percent more than the $40.3 billion in tax revenue that Combs had projected would come in during the first half of the state’s two-year budget cycle and was even higher than the estimates lawmakers used to write the 2012-13 budget in May.