Texas Political Culture Essay

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Texas is one of the seven states in the United States that do not tax income. Many will see this as an advantage on keeping more money in their pockets, but just like everything, it has its disadvantages. The political system of a given state is what creates their political culture. According to professor Kim, the concept of political culture refers to a shared system of values, beliefs, and habits of behavior with regard to government and politics. Political culture shapes society different in many forms. Unlike the conservatives, liberals’ have a “progressive tax’ system in which rich pay more and not the other way where poor pay more. Liberal shapes the society to be equal and not with an advantage to those who are rich. The government gets …show more content…
Texas political culture consists of a mixture of the individualistic and traditionalistic political culture. Meaning that Texas citizens fight to better themselves, and believe in democracy. Professor Kim stated that Texas is a solid red state, which means that Texas automatically falls into a conservatism political ideology. Texas has the law of no taxation of income because as I stated before, Texas is a conservative state, meaning that it does not regulate business owners. If Texas does not regulate business owners they become powerful and take over economy and little by little start taking over politics. This will eventually keep the trend going. This trend will only benefit business owners having an effect on the political activity of society. Texas does indeed have an individualistic political culture, and if poor societies do not see policies that benefit their personal welfare, they will not turn out to vote. Not regulating businesses is what causes the ‘no income tax’ law. Thomas Jefferson once said that “government is best which governs least”, which eventually defines classical …show more content…
The policy of no taxation on income is well supported in Texas by those who own big businesses and not supported by the poor. Business owners will ultimately support the policy that does not tax their income. It is to their benefit because otherwise they would be giving away money for every dollar earned. The other part of society does not support it as much because they still get taxed but earn less than the rich. The rich are not affected as much by the state taxes because they earn large amounts of money, but the poor don’t earn as much and get taxed the same amount or even more in some situations. The consequence of no income taxation is that business owners take over societies economy and that leads to political activity by the rich in majority of the cases. The reason Texas is a Solid republican states is because rich people are the ones who control everything and the poor don’t get much saying when it comes to politics. My prediction on how likely this policy is to change, is very minimum. With the political culture established in Texas, the poor will never get a saying in

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