March 2009

Unemploying Texas

It’s bad enough that the Obama Administration and its sycophants in Congress are trying to hobble Texas’ economy. Now we have the Texas House Business & Industry Committee working to hang a “closed” sign around the state’s neck. Sometime Wednesday (appropriately,...

Our Resignation of Dependence

In American history and government classes across this country, we still teach our children that our founding fathers demonstrated genius both in articulating the inalienable rights belonging to each person in our Declaration of Independence, and then in preserving...

Senate Protection

When the Senate Finance Committee adopted their version of the state budget last week, it included two small but powerful provisions giving Texans some protection against burdensome federal mandates hidden in the stimulus package. This prudent action should be...

House Films While Taxpayers Burn

Property taxes? Apparently not a concern. Relief for small businesses struggling under the Gross Margins Tax? Who cares! Providing public transparency for our education dollars? Maybe some other time. So what was the first bill to be considered by the Texas House?...

Worshipers of “The Process”

It is time for someone to pull the covers back on the number one tactic liberals have used to stymie conservatives for decades. It is known mostly by its common name “The Process” (TP), but political scientists know it by its scientific term; “liberalus muckus...

Nelson’s Right Nerve

With free money (your great-grandchildren’s) dangling in front of them, the Texas Senate Finance Committee voted 13-to-1 to spend federal stimulus dollars. The lone dissenter was North Texas Republican Jane Nelson. She’s worried about enlarging the base of...

Maintien de Austin très bizarre

If you’re a smugly liberal city located in central Texas, then you want to make sure you exude an infatuation with big-government incompetency at every turn. And no one does big-government incompetency like the French. So it was only natural Austin Capitol Metro would...

Important Pension Fund Transparency

You may recall last month there was a big stink about the University of Texas Investment Management Company awarding bonuses even though performance was lacking in 2008. The ensuing outrage resulted in a board member resigning and brought into focus the need for more...

Right and Left

States are taking a closer look at the stimulus package, sifting through the provisions and stipulations that it contains and rejecting funds. The likely culprits are among those sending the money back; Bobby Jindal Governor of Louisiana, Mark Sanford Governor of...

UPDATE: Carona’s Growing Taxes

Well, that didn’t take long. State Sen. John Carona’s effort to hike taxes and fees in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex region now includes the Austin and San Antonio areas. One can only imagine how soon the rest of the state will be ensnared in the...