Our latest video offering at EmpowerTexans.tv presents the first honoree of our coveted “Real Tax Waster.” This will be an occasional feature and we are taking nominees! The first recipient: The Texas Department of Transportation.

The lyric’s to this week’s video can be found below. Special thanks goes to EmpowerTexans.com’s good friend R.A. Samuelson for the idea and the basis of the song. If you have a nominee, let us know at info@empowertexans.com.

Real Wasting Genius: Mr. Out of Touch TxDOT Bureaucrat

ANNOUNCER: Texas’ taxpayers salute you, Mr Out of Touch TxDOT Bureaucrat.

SINGER: Mr. Out of Touch Bureaucrat.

ANNOUNCER: “Sure, you’ve just made a $1 billion dollar accounting error, and yet you honestly think we should trust you with even more money.”

SINGER: “’Cause we’re still spending!”

ANNOUNCER: “Yes, we know, Congress and the Legislature make you spend our tax dollars frivolously, but you’ve perfected it to an art-form.”

SINGER: “We’re painting a masterpiece of waste!”

ANNOUNCER: “You tell us you can’t afford to build roads, but then you spend away on advertising campaigns, sidewalks and parks.”

SINGER: “Don’t care what you think!”

ANNOUNCER: “So go ahead and pat yourself on the back. Other bureaucrats from around the nation have given you an award for your self-promotion.”

SINGER: “No one knows waste like a waster!”

ANNOUNCER: “So this cold one’s for you, Mr. Out-of-Touch TxDOT Bureaucrat Man!”

SINGER: Mr. Out-of-Touch TxDOT Bureaucrat Waster Man!

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of two books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."


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