When it comes to local elected officials and revenue, experience has taught me that it is flat out dangerous to get between them.
The latest exhibit comes from Lubbock, Texas.
There, County Judge Tom Head (in Texas, the County Judge is the equivalent to the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors) is asking for a property tax increase in order to fund…an insurrection against a re-elected President Obama.
Lubbock County Judge Tom Head and Commissioner Mark Heinrich went into great detail Monday night on FOX 34 News @ Nine about why it is necessary to raise the tax rate by 1.7 cents the next fiscal year.
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Judge Head said he and the county must be prepared for many contingencies, one that he particularly fears, is if President Obama is reelected.
“He’s going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the UN, and what is going to happen when that happens?,” Head asked.
“I’m thinking the worst. Civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe. And we’re not just talking a few riots here and demonstrations, we’re talking Lexington, Concord, take up arms and get rid of the guy.
“Now what’s going to happen if we do that, if the public decides to do that? He’s going to send in U.N. troops. I don’t want ‘em in Lubbock County. OK. So I’m going to stand in front of their armored personnel carrier and say ‘you’re not coming in here’.”
That’s right. Judge Head is using fear of a U.N. invasion to justify raising taxes. They really will resort to anything to get more of your money.
Cross-posted to the right-wing liberal