Monday, December 1, 2014
Dewhurst insults Conservatives
"A false witness will not go unpunished,
And he who speaks lies shall perish."
This website has kept our powder dry regarding David Dewhurst for some time. We even stayed neutral in this year's Lt. Gov race. That being said, during today's Legislative Budget Board hearing, the lame-duck Lt. Governor engaged in a bit of slander that has to be seen to be believed:
Of course, as we're sure the lame duck Lt. Gov is aware, no one has ever accused the 83rd Legislature of making a biennium over biennium (*) spending increase of 26%. It was always a session over session comparison. While the difference is technical, it's based on the time frame under consideration.
At best, Dewhurst compared apples to oranges. We addressed this budgetary sleight of hand last summer. TPPF has more here.
He cannot leave quickly enough.
* -- The other reason the biennium over biennium comparison is bogus is that they're openly telegraphing a supplemental appropriations bill for the current biennium early next session.