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Phantom Taxes

How the Texas Legislature Stuck It to You This Time

Jason Stanford | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

There is not a credible economist out there who can say with a straight face that what the Texas economy needs is a business tax cut, so that's exactly what Rick Perry demanded.

How Texas Is Making It Easier for Utilities to Keep 'Phantom Taxes'

Jason Stanford | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

As a result of Rick Perry's version of "competition," the invisible hand gave consumers the middle finger. Texas consumers have paid $11 billion more than they would have under the old, regulated monopolies, or $3,000 per Texan over the last decade.