Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas, who is preparing to run for re-election in 2018, joined Friday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” to explain why a minimalist approach to government has been great for the Lone Star State.
The Texas state legislature meets only every other year, reducing government involvement. Abbott contrasted Texas to California, a deeply blue state that has been working on a single-payer health care plan.
“If you’re coming here to be dependent upon government, you’re coming to the wrong place,” Abbott said. “Texas is a place for individual liberty, for individual independence. That’s the way we run things here.”
An important issue for Texans is “skyrocketing property taxes,” Abbott said, detailing his plan to stem the rise of property taxes in the state, which are so high that some people are losing their homes.
The Texas state legislature is in a special session and is looking at a proposal for a measure that would stop property tax rates from rising, but the next goal will be to cut property taxes instead of simply halting growth, Abbott explained.
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