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Tax Relief, Not Stimulus Money, Needed In Texas

A group of Democratic legislators just concluded a press conference calling on Texas Gov. Rick Perry to accept and use more of the federal stimulus money. But the president of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility says this "California-based prescription" will make things worse by straddling the economy with bigger government. He called on the Legislature to make immediate cuts to property taxes the business tax as a way to effectively free the economy and help all Texans.

Cash Grab

Ronald Reagan said a government office “is the closest thing to eternal life we will ever see in this world.” Which is why the rush to grab the federal government’s so-called stimulus money is worrisome. Texas House members last week to a tentative step in reaching for the tainted dough — and straddling taxpayers with big ongoing costs.

Celebrating the Bill of Rights

It was 217 years ago today that our nation’s Bill of Rights went into effect, having been ratified by three-fourths of the states. These first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, authored primarily by James Madison, were designed to accomplish two ends: firmly limiting the powers of the new federal government and clearly defining the rights of individuals.

New direction for the GOP

Now that the dust from the election has settled, we can see more clearly the direction in which we should proceed;or can we?

No Thanks

So the nation’s governors are asking for a collective bail-out. Their profligate spending, patterned after the excess of Washington, has left states gasping for cash. Well, not every governor or every state. Texas’ Rick Perry and South Carolina’s Mark Sanford are saying thanks, but no thanks.

Bail-Out Sell-Out

Few things are more disgusting than having our principles sold-out by our political leaders. Make no mistake, the proposed federal “bail-out” of the credit market is a sell-out of our fundamental beliefs about freedom and the role of government. The action will burden us with debt and, worse, create horrific precedent for generations to come.

Noriega: More Federal Spending Is Needed For Public Education

According to the Dallas Morning News, State Rep. Rick Noriega who is currently campaigning to take over John Cornyn’s senate seat believes that the Texas education system needs to be overhauled How does he want to achieve this overhaul? He wants to spend more of your tax dollars on the federal level.

Freeing Health Care

That individuals find it all but impossible to find health insurance is a function of disfunctional public policy. Tax policy highly favors employer-provided health insurance, further removing individuals from seeing the real cost of the care they receive. It also ties people to their employer in ways that are economically unhealthy.

Got Freedom?

This week marked "cost of government day" — the date in which the average American has now paid the cost of taxes and regulations handed down from federal, state and local governments. The date, July 16, means Americans work more than half the year to pay for all the government we enjoy.