January 2009

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...

Can He Be My Rep?

I just got an e-mail from State Representative Ken Paxton, something he apparently sends to his constituents, in which he writes about the need for a strong spending limit in Texas. I wish my legislators knew was spending limits were… Can Paxton by my State...

Toy Train Costs Soar

What a surprise: Austin’s “commuter rail” program already has experienced 17-percent in cost overruns, and the first passenger hasn’t even stepped on-board. And that’s just what the transit agency is acknowledging. The Austin American...

McCain’s Legacy

In voting for the $819 billion pork barrel monstrosity jokingly called a stimulus package, US Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Austin) said he was concerned about the cost, “but even Sen. John McCain’s economic advisor urged it’s approval.” Talk about...

On Perry’s State of the State Address

Watching the State of the State address from the House Gallery, the president of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility said on Gov. Rick Perry’s speech was a positive one for Texas’ taxpayers. “Gov. Perry is correctly proposing a restrained program of spending, in...