February 2009

Tea, Anyone?

What started as a reporter’s unscripted rant on a cable news channel is turning into a movement. In cities across the nation, informal “tea parties” are being planned for Friday, Feb. 27, to protest the stimulus packages and out-of-control spending. Such gatherings...

Bad Bet?

Just as legislators are being asked to allow casino gambling and slot machines as a way to raise more tax revenues, word comes out that the Texas Racing Commission has a $700,000 budget shortfall and is asking taxpayers to cough up the money. I thought gambling was...

Yes, They Will Listen

Taxpayer outrage forced the City of Houston to cancel a program that would have seen taxpayer-funds used to pay off other people’s credit card debt — all in the name of encouraging folks with bad credit scores to have ready access to home mortgages....

Texas Should Forgo Ellis’ Proposal

Now is not the time for state leadership to lose their heads and begin enacting laws that would increase taxation by expanding programs. But that’s exactly what State Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) is proposing. Ellis suggests that we 1) “modernize” the way we...

the Texas Sovereignty Resolution

Texas has become the latest state to introduce a resolution regarding the 10th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. House Concurrent Resolution 50 simply recognizes that the individual states can claim sovereignty on all matters that are not specifically granted to the...