September 2013

Wasting Money While You Wait

Wasting Money While You Wait

Tomorrow the Austin City Council will take it upon itself to decide if $355,000 of your tax dollars should be spent on an art project for a new cell phone waiting lot at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA). It seems ABIA already has a perfectly functional...
Who Stands With Ted Cruz?

Who Stands With Ted Cruz?

The last 21 hours have been truly inspiring. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has been standing against not only the specifics of ObamaCare, but – almost more importantly – the Republican and Democratic establishment. We know why the Democrats are supporting ObamaCare and opposing...
Water Board Shrouded In Secrecy

Water Board Shrouded In Secrecy

Despite previous claims from district board members, staff and legal counsel, the Tarrant Regional Water District is required by law to make committee meetings open to the public. Until very recently the public was not notified of, or allowed to attend, these...
Taxpayers Bamboozled Over Bonds

Taxpayers Bamboozled Over Bonds

The issuance of debt by government officials is a passive form of taxation, because debt issued today will require taxes on future income.  And because borrowing requires the payment of interest, the cost to taxpayers is typically twice the amount borrowed and spent....
Can UT’s Reputation Survive?

Can UT’s Reputation Survive?

Can UT’s reputation survive serious allegations of corruption and malfeasance? Not as long as they go unanswered. Tony McDonald and I are asking our fellow Longhorns to begin demanding public accountability. Call the Office of the Chancellor today and demand public...