STATE DEFICIT: Tax hike is posing as a spending cut - Reducing Medicaid funds will cost us all

Houston Chronicle

March 12, 2011


The Texas Legislature has proposed a budget for the next biennium reflecting a multibillion dollar reduction in services from their current levels. Officials insist no new taxes will be considered, but they myopically fail to see that a proposed $7 billion cut in state expenditures to Medicaid actually triggers more than a $20 billion tax burden on all of us.
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