Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Frosting on Appraisal Caps

Freshman David Leibowitz (D-San Antonio) got downright poetic during the appraisal cap debate on the House floor this afternoon. In urging his colleagues to vote for the appraisal cap constitutional amendment, Leibowitz bellowed from the front microphone that House members must cap home appraisal increases in order to "break the yoke of slavery that our constituents have around their necks." (We'll leave the slavery-appraisal cap comparison to speak for itself.)

Leibowitz then quoted the poet best known for his writing on appraisal caps, Robert Frost. He read the last lines of The Road Not Taken: "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I/I took the one less traveled by,/And that has made all the difference." Not that much of a difference, though. The House killed the caps 81-65.