December 2013

Dan Branch: Duck-Baiting Moderate

Dan Branch: Duck-Baiting Moderate

After cable network A&E made the controversial decision to suspend Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson over his comments in GQ magazine, Republican campaigns across Texas went on Facebook to defend the Duck Dynasty star. Most campaigns acted in a straight-forward...
Start Strong

Start Strong

Make an end-of-year donation to Empower Texans!A year that started with a whimper is ending with a bang. In these closing days of 2013, we have the opportunity make sure 2014 is the year that the Lone Star State starts shining brighter! When lawmakers gathered in...
Cargile’s Curfew Clownery

Cargile’s Curfew Clownery

Republican Primary challenger for House District 92 Andy Cargile has said some rather strange things in favor of implementing an overreaching policy known as “daytime curfew.” Applying to school-aged children, daytime curfew would, in practice, make being outside...
Confronting Your Employees

Confronting Your Employees

Some legislators have really thin skin… and don’t at all like constituents finding out what they are doing in Austin. Latest example? Ironically enough, the co-chair of the Orwellian-named “Transparency” committee in the Texas House. This...
Rube Goldberg Government

Rube Goldberg Government

Rube Goldberg is one of the only people in human history to have the rare distinction of his name being an official definition in the dictionary. In our popular culture, it has become commonplace to use names of celebrities to illustrate certain actions or behaviors,...

Endorsement: Konni Burton For SD10

In advance of the 2014 elections, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility today endorsed Konni Burton in the election to fill the open SD10 seat. “As a citizen-activist, Konni Burton has proven herself to be a strong conservative leader willing to fight for taxpayers and...
Some Serve, Some Just Serve Themselves

Some Serve, Some Just Serve Themselves

Some dedicate their lives to serving others. Others use public office to serve themselves. Tony Tinderholt is one of those who has dedicated his life to serving others, even putting his life on the line on behalf of his country. Tinderholt entered his first tenure in...

Endorsement: Bettencourt For SD7

In advance of the 2014 elections, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility today endorsed Paul Bettencourt for Senate District 7. “Paul Bettencourt is a proven leader with an unmatched record as a taxpayer watchdog,” said TFR president Michael Quinn Sullivan. “Paul...