Jul 9, 2008

Pipe Dreams

For my "Open Letter to Caroline Klein," follow this link.

In his latest diatribe on the Southeast Texas Political Review, Philip R. Klein writes of the proposed downtown renovation project in Beaumont:

A project such as this would need to be approved by the taxpayers.

So, what's the problem - isn't this how a democratic republic is supposed to be run? Typically, Philip mistakes his own wingnut opinion as fact:

Here are a few facts - Jefferson County Texas is a rouge county in Texas with serious social-economic [sic] problems. It has the deep bedded [sic] idea in those who run the county that government should and can provide solutions to business and economic growth. Seemingly those who run on the economic solutions by government - do not get elected - but those that do run an anti-government solution get elected. But then they are bit by the bug - or whatever and come up with huge government solutions to attempt to fix what is wrong.

Frankly speaking - Jefferson County is an undereducated, low income, government jobbed, crime ridden, high taxed county going nowhere.

Frankly speaking, if Philip really feels this way about his own home, then I'm sure he'd be happier living elsewhere. 

I've debunked all of this on numerous occasions.  As one example, the Jefferson County tax rate is in the bottom third of all 234 Texas Counties.  This article is simply more of Philip's "same old think, over and over and over again."  Got anything new, buddy?

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