Thursday, August 3, 2017

#TROXROX over #atxcouncil's budget hypocrisy....


"For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God."
Romans 10:3

You GO Ellen:



Highlights:

  • Robin Hood: "A principle the city of Austin has pretty much endorsed in our own policies...in everything from subsidized housing to living wage policies to et cetera...then all of a sudden, when the city of Austin is on the other side of the equation and the state is identify the city of Austin as a rich school district and a rich city, and asking for all of those resources to get redistributed to the rest of the state, then all of a sudden it's not such an attractive principle."
  • Not defending current school finance system.
    • Note: We doubt Ellen's been following the issue close enough to comment, but we will furthermore add the current so-called school finance 'reform' plan the legislature is discussing does NOTHING to reduce property taxes.
  • The city "has no problem in applying that same [Robin Hood] ideology to a lot of other policies that we put in place."
  • "The same way that you feel right now is the same way that a lot of my constituents feel; they feel that the City of Austin has identified them as so rich that they have extra money to give back to the city."

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