Texas AFL-CIO Blasts ‘Tax Swap’

Picks Pockets of Working Families, Texans in Poverty

The Texas AFL-CIO strongly opposes HJR 3 and any other legislation that would increase sales taxes by 16 percent to give tax breaks to the wealthy, Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy said.

“HJR 3 picks the pockets of working families and those living in poverty,” Levy said.

“If you make $150,000 a year or more or are a corporation with commercial real estate, Levy said, “you’ll come out substantially ahead. Working families lose. Our message to legislators is: Don’t ask poor and working class voters to assume the burden of this property tax shell game.”