Bill Hammond's 'Absurd Suggestions'

RECEIVED Mon., Nov. 12, 2012

Dear Editor,
    Perry-puppet Bill Hammond wants more businesses to move to Texas so that he and his organization become more important. Big businesses (not small) in Texas already have the government in their pockets.
    Characteristically, Perry and Hammond want the same things: to beef up business and get rid of the remnants of the middle class by hiking fees and penalties and increasing car registration fees.
    Hammond's consistent ignorance is astounding. Perhaps he and Perry should go on the toll road together to campaign for president and vice president in 2016. Both are arrogant, willful, and self-centered, and neither could care less about average Texans and public education. The nation would be very entertained by a Perry/Hammond team, which would never win.
    Motor vehicle registration already is one of the highest in the nation. Fees and penalties have been increasing for the past decade since Perry became governor. The state diverts its constitutional responsibility for the public education budget onto local government via higher property taxes.
    It's time businesses pay their fair share. The business climate in Texas is already one of the best in the nation. Texans stand to get nothing from Hammond’s absurd suggestions besides more cobwebs in their wallets where dollar bills once thrived.
Peter Stern
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