June 15, 2024

Texas Supreme Court halts guaranteed income program

Texas Supreme Court Justice Jimmy Blacklock has authored a new opinion that surely has left some liberals RAGING.

The “guaranteed income” program in Harris County has officially been paused.

“We conclude that the State's motion for temporary relief should be granted,” Blacklock began in the 12-page court ruling.

“Although we make no definitive statement about the merits, the State has raised serious doubt about the constitutionality of the Uplift Harris program, and this potential violation of the Texas Constitution could not be remedied or undone if payments were to commence while the underlying appeal proceeds,” said Blacklock.

Now, some believe the program will be cancelled all together see as this is the second time the Supreme Court has decided to pause the program.

According to Blacklock, however, a major concern of the current program is the fact that there is little to no “public control” over how the money from the program is being spent.

Blacklock wishes there to be more accountability on where the funding is going and ensure it is not being used for ill purposes.

“The application states that funds must not be used for terrorism, fraud, or other nefarious activities, but we are given no indication that the County intends to, or even could, meaningfully enforce these restrictions or truly monitor the recipients' expenditures,” Blacklock said.

“Indeed, a County official testified that the program is not designed "to monitor what people do with the things they buy,” Blacklock continued.

While some have mixed emotions about the court’s decision to pause the program, others are disappointed and concerned.

One of the citizens concerned with the decision is Harris County Attorney Christian Menefee, who worries that the decision to pause the program “could impact how the GOP attacks similar programs across the U.S.”

Do you think the decision to pause the program was for the best?

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