"When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice;
But when a wicked man rules, the people groan."
Jay Wiley and Paul Workman held their first debate on the Trailer Park Show this past Monday:
- 911 service district
- Named dropped a bunch of obscure local bills
- Convention of States.
- Wants to end sanctuary cities next session.
- Author's Note: Ignores the fact that he's had three sessions to do so.
- Property tax Appraisal reform
- Author's Note: Ignores the fact that House leadership killed appraisal reform last session.
- Started reading Goldwater at 13.
- Phil Gramm mentee.
- Workman's amnesty bill
Workman - "Stalwart" on border security
Wiley - Texas can start a guest worker program, which Workman tried to do.
Workman - As much Parental choice as possible.
Wiley - Choice "as close to a magic bullet as we're going to get.
Wiley - Economic liberty is for everyone
- Not "interested in little groups."
- Inspire people and multiply forces
Workman - RPT has an outreach director.
Wiley - Property tax relief
- Only Travis County Republican should HAMMER property taxes.
- Hits Workman over the House's sales tax bs from last session.
- Appraisal reform and abolish property taxes over the long run.
- Sales taxes fairer than property taxes.
Workman - Water and Transportation (ie. Lobby issues)
Wiley - Straus isn't interested in property tax relief.
- Simple Budget Reforms: Constitutional spending limits and zero based budgeting.
Relationships with other members;
Workman - Passing bills is "a lot of work."
Wiley - Grassroots coalition leaning on members.
Wiley - Supports Medical and decriminalization.
Workman - "Absolutely opposed" "an awful idea."
Wiley - Enforce the law
Workman - Accuses Wiley of "wanting to load them up on busses."
Wiley - Opposed
Workman - For
Wiley: "If you're happy with your property tax bill, vote for the incumbent"