Wednesday, January 2, 2013
'Choose Wisely' -- An Open Letter to Texas House Republicans
Gentlemen and Ladies,
Last night, John Bohener screwed America's finances; in so doing, he put each of you under our microscope.
Washington, at least for now, is a lost cause; Austin isn't.
The 83rd Texas Legislature has a once-in-a-generation opportunity. With structural reforms to state spending, School Finance, and Medicaid the 83rd Legislature can lay the foundation for another two decades of prosperity. Our challenge is to get good legislation to Governor Perry's desk without watering it down.
That's where you come in.
The Texas Senate leaves us cautiously optimistic. The Texas House...not so much. The current leadership of the Texas State House is an obstacle to prosperity.
Joe Straus can dole out campaign cash and committee assignments, but we live in your districts. The grassroots might not be able to control events in Washington, but we can be a pain in your ass. Ask Vicki Truitt.
The 83rd Texas Legislature needs to deliver. Structural reforms to state spending, school finance, and Medicaid need to reach Governor Perry's desk without getting watered down. Choose wisely, Texas House Republicans, choose wisely.
January 2, 2013