04.26.11

Republicans are cold, cruel, and irresponsible

Posted in 82nd Legislature, Around The State, Bad Government Republicans, Commentary, Taxes, The Budget, The Lege at 12:35 pm by wcnews

Republicans are cold and cruel and irresponsible.

- Alex Castellanos Republican political media consultant, on “Meet the Press” recently.

It’s time for those of us opposed to what the GOP is planning to do to Texas to speak up.  Texans must come to understand that Republicans in Texas are bound and determined to balance the budget in Texas on the backs of poor, working, and middle class Texans.  And those with much more than they need will not be asked to sacrifice, actually, they will be given more.

It was reported today that the wing nuts in Texas are running ads about how good things will be in Texas when only the middle class is gone, Limited-government group runs Austin ads urging “conservative” budget. Here’s the response from the CPPP.

F. Scott McCown of the Center for Public Policy Prioirities, which has urged a “balance approach” to the massive state budget shortfall that includes spending rainy-day money and increasing revenue (such as a temporary sales tax increase), said in response, “The ad campaign is premised on the idea that Texas has had amazing growth and yet argues that we shouldn’t fund the public services that brought people to Texas. And that’s crazy. And it argues that we shouldn’t increase public spending to account for all these new people. And that’s crazy. Public education’s a great example. You’re going to have roughly 80,000 new students a year, and you’ve got to have teachers and buildings for them, and nobody’s going to want to come to a Texas where your education system and your transportation system and your criminal justice system can’t meet the need for services.”

McCown added, “It’s really a campaign by radical conservatives against responsible conservatives. It’s not a campaign by conservatives against liberals. There are no liberals in the Texas Legislature. Basically, it’s an attempt to keep responsible conservatives from passing what’s already a bare-bones budget.”

That last part is key. The Republicans in Texas will own this budget, no matter which of the two evils is chosen. The irresponsible part comes because not preparing the next generation of Texans, through education, and the infrastructure of our state for what’s needed in the future, will mean less economic growth in the future.

Failing the invest in the future of Texas now, will hurt all Texans in the future. And that’s why the Republican budget in Texas in cold, cruel, and irresponsible.

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