More bad ideas from Texas... paying for education with "sin taxes." Why is this bad? Because these taxes are regressive (they hurt poorer people more in a proportional sense). Note the line in the article saying how this shift will allow lower property taxes on the most wealthy, too. Also, what the hell is the government doing taxing things on a "sin" basis? Heck, you can find plenty of studies showing that beer is good for you, so it should have reduced taxes, not subject to alcohol and sin tax.