That's no way to pay for pre-k--the word from critics of a White House plan calling for an increase in the tax on tobacco.
It's not a lack of availability of the program said Texas Association for Business President and CEO BIll Hammond.
"The problem today is we have so much pre-k that is mediocre or sub-standard--and not getting children to kindergarten ready to go" Hammond told 550 KTSA News. He said it's foolish to use an excise tax to pay for an important program like pre-k--a tax that tends to generate less revenue as it goes up.
"The simpel fact is the federal governemnt has plenty of revenue as it is now--we don't need to be raising taxes on hard working Texans" Hammond said.