I rarely comment on the Houston Chronicle’s reporting because Kevin at blogHOUSTON and Cory at Harris County Almanac do it so much better than I could. But Peggy Fikac writes a piece today with the Austin Bureau byline that is so, um, I don’t know, odd, that even a simple-minded guy like me can point it out. Her piece is headlined:
Temporary sales tax increase on the horizon?
The answer, of course, is no. You know how I know that? Because Gov. Perry said so. Lt. Gov. Dewhurst said so. Speaker Joe Straus said so. A Republican blowout last November said so.
But Ms. Fikac turns to Democratic State Rep. Garnett Coleman and a liberal think tank to tell us that people are talking about it. Nevermind that both fall into the “who cares what they think” category.
My question: Is this sheer laziness or does Ms. Fikac not have contact information for any current Republican elected officials?
Not to mention the hilarity of Garnett Coleman championing an ARIZONA solution of all places. I thought good liberals were boycotting all things Arizonian. Or of a liberal think tank advocating for a sales tax increase, a tax that for years they have fought as too “regressive” because it “hurts” poor people the most.
Wrap your head around that. I’m too simple-minded to do so.