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Grim Liberals, Happy Texans

Left-wingers are a grim lot. Not only is the sky falling and the glass half empty, but it’s the lack of funding that makes the sky fall and drains water from the glass. Take the current Texas economy: unlike the rest of the nation, the state has job growth and the...

Liberals Of Convenience

Liberals love to micromanage other people’s business – as long as the rules don’t apply to them. The Texas House Democratic Caucus chair proved that this week with her whining “Monday Memo” decrying recent attention paid to predominately liberal officeholders who were...

State Rep. Smithee, Beaumont Enterprise Say Give It Back

Rep. John Smithee (R-Amarillo) told a local TV station, "The government doesn't need to be taxing or collecting anymore money than is absolutely necessary. We can either find some place to spend that money or give it back to the tax payers and from my standpoint, it's...

Congratulations: Your Pork Wins!

Seriously, way to go TxDOT. Sure, you guys miscounted $1 billion. You've said you cannot build roads again because you're broke. But, hey, you did just win 15 excellence in advertising awards! According to the Texas Government Insider, TxDOT received the award from...

And The Field Grows

No sooner had our weekly e-mail newsletter left the servers than word arrived that Houston attorney Grant Harpold is making plans to run for Senate District 17. That seat will be open because of Dr. Kyle Janek's expected resignation in the next several weeks. Harpold...

Dew-ing What?

So the Democrats line with the state's projected surplus is they support giving our money back “when we can afford to." If that line sounds disturbingly familiar, it’s probably because our Republican Lt. Governor, David Dewhurst, was singing that song back in 2007....

Give It Back

Year after year, the State of Texas has produced budget surpluses – more money than government needs. Most egregiously, the state had a $14.3 billion surplus in 2007; a chunk of it was spent on bigger government, and chunk was put in an unsecured “tax relief” account...

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