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Posts for Andrew Kerr

Evaporating Commitments

Legislators have displayed a willingness to spend and grow government instead of promoting the conservative fiscal policies.

By |March 28, 2013
Political Reality

Incoming legislators can expect to receive a great deal of “advice” from pundits and current lawmakers regarding the “political reality” they face as elected officials.

By |October 17, 2012
Chisum Goes For A Taxer

It’s sad to see State Rep. Warren Chisum ending his career in public service by supporting a self-admitted tax-raiser. But then, Mr. Chisum has spent too much of his time in public office cavorting with big-spenders and high-taxers. Mr. Chisum chose not to seek re-election this year, trying instead to seek a place on the […]

By |July 30, 2012
Sapp's Inconvenient Tax

At a recent Tarrant County candidate forum, state house candidate Ken Sapp categorically denied supporting a gas-taxing boondoggle.  Too bad for Sapp that facts stand in his way. City records show him voting to go along with the scam.

By |July 25, 2012
Battle Lines Are Clear in Runoffs

You can learn a good deal about someone by the company they keep.  This maxim is especially valuable in a Republican primary where every candidate will tell you they are as conservative as Ronald Reagan. In this summer’s primary runoffs conservative voters benefit from the fact that local and statewide conservatives have been discerning – […]

By |July 12, 2012
Double-Talkin' Thombs

Most elected officials wait until they get to Austin to break the campaign promises they made to their constituents, but not Lady Theresa Thombs.  Her style of campaigning is sadly what too many Texans have come to expect from politicians: saying one thing while doing another.

By |April 25, 2012
Establishment Bona Fides

A new group is purporting to rate lawmakers as conservatives, yet their results are surprising. As the Dallas Morning News noted, “establishment Republicans” who vote badly can claim a conservative rating. It signals the strength of the conservative movement in Texas that philosophically weak legislators are looking for help covering up their representational records.

By |April 13, 2012