How to raise taxes in Texas

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Thu, 08-23-2012 - 1:37pm

I couldn't make this stuff up, even by trying!  :smileyvery-happy:

A Republican county emergency- management official in Texas says unrest may erupt if President Barack Obamais re-elected, that the president would respond by sending in United Nations troops, and that he needs more sheriff’s deputies to deal with it.

“He’s going to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the UN,” Lubbock County Judge Tom Head said this week on a Fox News television station in the north Texas Panhandle region. “Then what happens? I’m thinking worst-case scenario -- civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe.”

“We’re talking take up arms and get rid of the guy,” he said. Obama’s response? ``He’s going to send in UN troops. I don’t want them in Lubbock.”

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As the county’s chief emergency-management official, Head told the newspaper, he must prepare for worst-case scenarios, which he said included Obama’s re-election and Democrats retaining control of the U.S. Senateand a category 5 hurricane.

“Do I think UN troops are going to be rolling into Lubbock? Probably not going to happen,” he said. “F-5 hurricane? Probably not going to happen.”

Head offered the scenarios as partial justification for a 1.7 percent property-tax increase to hire more deputies and add other law-enforcement resources.   http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-23/texas-official-sees-civil-unrest-if-obama-is-re-elected.html

Jabberwocka

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Sun, 08-26-2012 - 10:27am

Just say the money is for football. You could set the tax rate as high as you wish then.

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Tue, 08-28-2012 - 3:22pm
1836?! You have to wonder whether this guy is playing with a full deck of cards.

A distant relative, with the same last name as a major Texas city, was involved in the convention which drafted that constitution. He was a misfit in the U.S. and Texas seems to have followed in similar contrarian footsteps.

Jabberwocka

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Tue, 08-28-2012 - 3:25pm
I drive through west Texas sometimes when traveling between New Mexico and Missouri. Perhaps football is so popular in Texas because there doesn't seem to be many entertainment alternatives in large swathes of the state.

Jabberwocka

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Tue, 08-28-2012 - 4:36pm

Yes you have hit the problem.  Many small towns thru out the US have nothing going on.  Major cities have a lot going on.  Small town live emotionally thru those football teams.  It is also one of the political problems.

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Thu, 08-30-2012 - 5:50pm
Do I think UN troops are going to be rolling into Lubbock? Probably not going to happen,” he said. “F-5 hurricane? Probably not going to happen.”
 
 
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Fri, 08-31-2012 - 11:43am
We started going to Friday night football games when we moved to Texas...very nice, perfect weather, happy people, the excitement of six man football, which is very fast paced. We enjoyed it even though we are not sports fans...the homecoming game was set against a weak opponent...the Jesus Chapel Chargers were spunky but there weren't very many of them and the game was declared over at halftime. I can't remember how many games we went to, but the last was against a more able team with a giant pep band that played warlike music and saluted important plays by their team with a locomotive horn. And four guys were injured in that game, one left the game in a neck brace...and I decided that my blood lust is not such that I can be a fan at a game that causes deaths every year. So that was my last game.

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