April 2012

Money To Play With

Money To Play With

The next time bureaucrats in higher education complain about parents, students and legislators suggesting there should be more oversight of our state-financed institutions, ask them about universities buying restaurants far above market-value. And for no immediate...

Gov. Perry Marches On

Much to the chagrin of the liberal pundits and bloggers in Austin, Gov. Rick Perry isn’t going away quietly. If his effort to promote the Texas Budget Compact and string of recent endorsements are any indication, Perry is gearing to be the leader in the fight for...
DMN: Anti-Compact, Pro-Tax

DMN: Anti-Compact, Pro-Tax

Reading over the editorial endorsements of the last several days, the Dallas Morning News has a very focused criteria for their candidates: opposition to the Texas Budget Compact, and a disturbing “flexibility” on raising taxes. In endorsing moderate lackey Todd Smith...
Double-Talkin’ Thombs

Double-Talkin’ Thombs

Most elected officials wait until they get to Austin to break the campaign promises they made to their constituents, but not Lady Theresa Thombs.  Her style of campaigning is sadly what too many Texans have come to expect from politicians: saying one thing while doing...
No-Bid, Low-Rating Truitt

No-Bid, Low-Rating Truitt

No-bid contracts have apparently become a way of life for State Rep. Vicki Truitt. Tax-subsidized contracts which didn’t start flowing until after she got a plumb committee assignment, and really started flowing after she entered Speaker Joe Straus’ inner circle. But...
Big-Tax Todd

Big-Tax Todd

Well, the Dallas Morning News gets credit for being honest. Their endorsement in the Senate District 9 open-seat Republican primary contest is based on their desire for a Republican to champion tax increases. And in Todd Smith, they have their tax-hiking man. Texans...
TFR Endorses Murphy For Reelection

TFR Endorses Murphy For Reelection

Texans for Fiscal Responsibility has endorsed State Rep. Jim Murphy for reelection to the Texas House, District 133. “Jim Murphy has proven himself to be an effective advocate for Texas’ conservatives, and for the interests of his constituents,” said the president of...