[Politics] Typical GOP skullduggery

The background to this is a leaked recording in which the Texas Speaker of the House offers media access to a far-right PAC in exchange for targeting his political opponents, but what interests me is how the conversation makes explicit what was already obvious: the Texas GOP views political power primarily as a bludgeon to target people they hate. In this case, starving increasingly Democratic cities of revenue.

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“Why don’t we just take the two local pennies that are being used for economic development and put those into driving down property taxes? We don’t raise anything, it’s already a statewide average, it’s economic development dollars, we hate cities and counties.”

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