1.  Joe Straus agrees with Barack Obama: “we can’t cut your way to prosperity”.

2.  Joe Straus refuses to sign the Taxpayer Pledge or support the Texas Budget Compact.

3.  Straus voted for a payroll tax that would have increased the overall tax burden on 80% of Texans before becoming Speaker of the House. (HB 3, RV 119, 79th Legislature)

4.  Joe Straus voted to levy a “granny tax” on nursing home residents (HB 3778, RV 1048, 80th Legislature)

5.  Straus’ family is set to make millions when gambling is legalized in Texas.

6.  Straus punishes conservatives. A pro-Straus Republican is on record admitting so.

7.  Straus headlined a fundraiser for liberal Democrat Patrick Rose … who ran against conservative Republican Jason Isaac.

8.  Straus claims he’s a pro-life conservative, despite receiving a 100 percent rating from NARAL, receiving a $1,000 check from Planned Parenthood, and calling pro-life issues “campaign fodder.”

9.  As the New York Times put it, “Centrist” Joe Straus rose to power during the “Democratic Wave that swept President Obama into office.”

10.  Straus appointed pro-gambling committee chairs, including one who moved districts to challenge a conservative, so they can further his family’s interests.

11.  Liberal Democrats in the Texas House “can’t think of a better person to lead us…”

12.  Texas had a near super-majority of Republicans in both houses, but still couldn’t get spending caps passed under Straus’ leadership.

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