Texas Politics, from the Houston Chronicle, reported that ultra-lib state senator Eliot Shapleigh of El Paso has authored a paperback book in which he points out “what he sees as dire consequences facing Texans.”

“Grover Norquist said in 2001 that: “My goal is to cut government in half in twenty-five years to get it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.” Shapleigh named his book “Getting out of Grover’s Tub.”

The genius liberal from El Paso said: “Today, Texas is first in dropouts and last in insured. Our skies once bright with promise are darkened by the highest levels of carcinogens of any state in America. On the streets, predatory lenders ply their trade at 1,100 percent interest per annum.”

“Our state, our people, our future deserve better. I thought Texans should know the story of what’s happening in Austin,” added silly-lib Shapleigh.

But as with most Liberal-Left ideas, Shapleigh’s complaint is a non sequitur. How does he figure that any of these supposed negatives have come about because of too little government?

When will the liberal admit that environmental regulation they condemn as being ineffective, and public school failures they point out, are programs of government to begin with. In other words, they decry government failure but, propose more government as the solution.

Let Shapleigh keep talking and writing, it just reminds thinking people of how silly Leftist philosophy is.

Robert Pratt is host of the top rated Pratt on Texas radio program which can be heard at www.PrattonTexas.com.

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Robert Pratt has been active in Texas Republican politics since the Reagan re-elect in 1984. He has served as Lubbock County Republican chairman, and in 2006 founded the Pratt on Texas radio network, providing the news and commentary of Texas on both radio and podcast. Learn more at www.PrattonTexas.com.


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