I was watching the Texas U.S. Senator debate on C-SPAN and Dewhurst emphatically denied supporting a payroll tax which was passed in 2005. I decided to do a web search to get to the bottom of it and I came across this excellent and incriminating post.
By Gary P Jackson
Lt Governor David Dewhurst is one of those kind of politicians who lies when the truth would work better. The latest lie came in the debate between he and Ted Cruz. In the debate Dewhurst claims to have never supported a payroll tax, but a 2005 press release, made after the law was passed, says otherwise.
Speaking of taxes, let’s not forget that Dewhurst has also supported the idea of an income tax for Texas residents.
In 2005 the Wall Street Journal noted this in an editorial entitled Deep in the Heart of Taxes: [emphasis mine]
Everything’s big in Texas, and, if powerful Republican Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst has his way, that will soon include the state budget. Allow us to explain.
For almost a decade now Texas has been grappling with court orders to provide “equitable” financing for the state’s…
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