May 2010

Waco ISD: Vegas-bound, on your dime

Here is some fresh insanity to cap off the school year for you.  The Waco Independent School District is set to spend $84,000 to send staff members to a seminar.  In Las Vegas.  Texas Budget Source‘s Sara Talbert has a full write-up here.  (If you are not...

Don’t Take the ObamaCare Bait

Texans are the most fiercely independent people in the country and if they can bribe and fool us they can bribe and fool anyone. Enter the Kaiser Foundation, founded by George Kaiser, a campaign contribution bundler for Obama’s 2008 Presidential Campaign. They’re...

Casino Gambling: California Here We Come?

Texas Democrats are continuing their march to bring full-scale casino gambling to the Lone Star State. In a recent article, Empower Texans discussed whether casino gambling would be a “no-new-taxes” proposition. Since it’s clear there will be a concentrated effort to...

Obama’s War on Texas escalates

I believe I was among the first to notice a specific War on Texas, as I termed it, from the Obama Administration. Just after the Leftist ideologue took office, various Federal regulatory agencies began to descend upon Texas. At first these raids on Texas only made...

Transparency Saves Money

Transparency is good policy, on its face. Given how much taxpayers are charged for the cost of government, we should get a chance to view the receipt. Texas has led the nation in state-level expenditure transparency, and Comptroller Susan Combs reports the savings...

Bill White’s Sloppy Homework

Last week Bill White, the Democratic candidate for governor, issued a press release on the state of public education in Texas. His campaign quoted an Empower Texans critique that “Texas taxpayers are ‘not getting our money’s worth’ in...

Sunset On A Bad Relationship?

Legislative liberals are howling like scorned lovers over the appointment of Republican State Rep. Larry Taylor to the Sunset Commission. The Democratic Caucus is indignant, saying House Speaker Joe Straus isn’t providing the “inclusiveness” and...
Cutting its Nose to Spite its Face?  Seriously?

Cutting its Nose to Spite its Face? Seriously?

You know, I had a lot of respect for Debra Medina. She really ran an impressive grassroots campaign for Governor, but then she goes and does something ridiculous and I can’t keep my mouth shut. Earlier this week the Republican Party of Texas denied Mrs....