Texas atheists want to Tax Churches to save schools
Texas is in trouble. They are having a budget crisis, and like every other moronic state in the union, they’re mulling over reducing teacher salaries and generally decreasing the quality of their education. I liken it to a sinking ship throwing their precious cargo overboard rather than actually plugging the hole. They seem to have no concept of what actually stimulating an economy is all about, but luckily a group of atheist picketers have the right idea. They’re asking the state to grow some balls and tax the over 190 megachurches in the state:
“If just the 1% most profitable megachurches and televangelists in Texas paid just 1% of the amount of tax they’d have to pay if they were taxed like the for-profits they are, we could not only avoid laying off teachers and closing schools, we could hire more teachers, and build more schools,” he says. “We don’t expect this wild idea to fly anytime soon. It’s not a new idea, but it needs to be stated again and again. Religion earns it.”
It would be awesome if churches would finally start contributing to society rather than bamboozling its citizens. Imagine the delicious irony of these institutions actually promoting education rather than stifling it (not sure if it actually qualifies as irony, but just go with it).
This being Texas, it has about as much chance of success as Sus domestica spontaneously achieving lift…