Taxes in Texas

Published  Friday, April 30, 2010

Yesterday I read the intriguing comments of someone claiming to be a Texan who said,

"...Texas does not have a state income tax. Our municipalities depend largely on property taxes. It's insane to hear well-to-do folks whine about their property taxes when there are virtually no other local taxes (besides sales tax). Probably the only way for people to appreciate the services provided based on our tax dollars is to start taking them away. Start with the rich neighborhoods..."1

I know many people who have this same mindset and felt that I should address the idea before I was forced to hear it one more time from the uninformed masses who consider themselves so well educated. So let's quickly clear up the facts in this ridiculous claim from the "Texan". Here is a list of just a few taxes that real people pay in Texas on a daily or yearly basis, depending on the tax or fee (which is just another name for a tax).

Texas Can Thrive On Its Own

Published  Sunday, April 25, 2010

Everything's bigger in Texas. Texans know this and so does the rest of the world. However, I think Texans forget just how much of this Country's population resides within our borders.

The entire population of the United States is only three hundred million with almost twenty five million being Texans, according to the U.S. Census Estimates. That means that our little ol' state contains nearly ten percent of the entire population of our Country, not to mention the fact that over twelve percent of the United States Armed Forces is comprised of Texans. Besides having a strong presence in the Military and the Country in general, Texans also have a huge sense of pride and determination, something that we were forced to rely on during the Great Depression.

Learn to Live as They Did

Published  Saturday, April 17, 2010

If you've listened to the news or the radio much in the last year, you've probably heard someone mention that the Country is headed towards a financial meltdown. While people may differ on their view of what will bring this meltdown upon us, most people generally agree that it is coming.

Well, this leaves most of us thinking, "What can I do; how do I prepare?". There are a few simple things that we can all do to help ensure that we are able to put money and goods aside while living within our means and preparing ourselves and our families for what is surely on its way.

Texas Free Press

Published  Thursday, April 15, 2010

A few weeks ago, while reading I realized that many of the articles were written about or by Texans.

I am proud to see so many of my fellow Texans with the desire to better, not only our State, but our Country. Because of this I felt that there needed to be a place for Texans to focus their efforts and bring about the real changes needed for our State to thrive.

If you are a Texan and would like to contribute articles to our site, please feel free to contact us and watch for new articles in the next few days!