We Remember

What to know: We remember the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The TPPF take: First responders rushed up the stairs of the Twin Towers, even as everyone else rushed down.

“The sacrifices made on 9/11 and beyond speak a truth about America that the  current crop of revisionist history books can’t cancel,” says TPPF board member Kevin Roberts. “Those sacrifices were made willingly. The best of America is still in its people—in its brave young men and women who enlist in the military or enroll in police and fire academies, in its men and women who face their fears and labor selflessly for their families, in the people who still come together to grieve the fallen and to demonstrate—again and again—that America remains the ‘last, best hope of Earth.’”

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Today’s Lesson

What to know: School is back in session for most U.S. students.

The TPPF take: Parent empowerment can ease those back-to-school blues.

“More than a million Texas students attended low-performing or failing schools, according to the Texas Education Agency,” says TPPF’s Rafa Bejar.

“Condemning children to a poor education because they live in a specific ZIP Code is unconscionable. This is one of the major driving factors behind the parent empowerment movement, which would give parents the economic freedom to choose where to send their kids to school.”

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Beware, Bryan Taxpayers

What to know: The city of Bryan may soon hammer homeowners and businesses with a major tax hike. If the city formally adopts its proposed tax rate next week, then taxpayers will pay almost 20% more in property taxes next year.

The TPPF take: Bryan’s proposed tax hike is obscene. It’s also opportunistic.

“Bryan officials are asking taxpayers to shoulder an enormous tax hike at the worst possible time. Bidenomics has truly been a disaster for family budgets. Simultaneously, the city’s move reeks of opportunism as Texas taxpayers are finally getting ready to see some measure of tax relief. The city may well figure that it can eat into those gains without anyone being the wiser,” says TPPF’s James Quintero.

For more on local taxes, click here.