Power-Hungry Plesa will do anything to stay in power.
You’re right. Carve outs to groups, especially large ones like “anyone over 65” makes meaningful reform difficult. I know lots of people who live in much nicer houses/ neighborhoods than mine but their taxes have been “frozen” for 10-15 years so I pay way more than they do. Some of them, even retired, have more money coming in from retirement pensions than I do from working all the time. I don’t begrudge them the retirement they earned, but I just want the exemptions and freezes to go away and then everyone could pay the same lower rates. Keep in mind, many of these seniors I know always rail against food stamps, Medicaid, and other programs that we pay for with a select group of beneficiaries. However, they are more than happy to vote for bond elections for roads, schools, new courthouses, and much more knowing their own taxes won’t go up but instead it will be the younger homeowners, investment properties, and businesses paying for everything new.
Just what we need...more traffic in Dallas