Travis County Taxpayers Union launches “STOP THE BLEEDING” campaign against 63% property tax rate increase demanded by “Central Health”
(Prop 1 on November 6th ballot).
Austin, TX — Several members of the Travis County Taxpayers Union (TCTU) and affiliated individuals will be available to the media to answer questions about the huge property tax rate increase in Prop 1 and rationale for opposing it. TCTU will unveil the large red STOP THE BLEEDING signs which begin distribution this weekend.
The TCTU says the taxpayers are experiencing “death by a thousand small cuts”, and it’s time to “stop the bleeding”.
“Proposition 1 is unnecessary and too costly”, says Roger Falk, an advisor and analyst for TCTU; “To imply our local practitioners and facilities are sub-standard insults the dedicated professionals providing Austin’s outstanding health care.”
Dr. Laura Pressley, former Austin City Council candidate, says “Austinites cannot afford this enormous tax increase. Let donors and the private sector build a new medical school and teaching hospital. Keep the taxpayer out of the equation”.
Don Zimmerman adds, “Voters should expect slick ads from a corporately funded professional campaign that will conceal the astronomical taxpayer bill for their ambitions; a political machine spent over $180,000 of corporate dollars in 2004 to create this property tax”.
TCTU is also announcing their participation in the upcoming RFC-TC Prop 1 forum (October 10th luncheon at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse in western Travis County), with Dr. David Berry speaking in opposition).
WHAT: “Stop the Bleeding” campaign launch against Prop 1, a 63% property tax increase
WHEN: Friday, Sep. 21 (2012), 11:30 AM
WHERE: 2323 South Lamar at Bluebonnet
WHY: Members of Travis County Taxpayers Union (TCTU) will answer questions from media regarding opposition to huge tax increase on the Nov 6th ballot.
For more information, contact
ROGER FALK, 512-258-5953, firstname.lastname@example.org, TCTU Advisor and Analyst
Don Zimmerman, 512-577-8842, don@TCTunion.com, TCTU SPAC Treasurer
The Travis County Taxpayers Union, www.TCTunion.com, was created in 2012 to represent the political interest of Travis County taxpayers.