Thursday, February 21, 2013

Empower Texans: Will "Good" Freshmen Join the Borg?!?

Empower Texans has an important post on the efforts of the Austin Political establishment to bully Freshman legislators into accepting the status quo; money quote:
We warned incoming legislators back in October about the pressure from incumbents to give up resistance to the Austin political Borg. The first tangible example comes from State Rep. Larry Gonzales, who this week belittled freshmen conservatives over their belief that Texas has a spending problem. He wants them to believe more money is needed in government.


It is newsworthy to now see Rep. Gonzales step forward and reprimand conservative freshmen for not falling in line with the Austin political Borg’s stance on a potential gas tax increase like he apparently has.


A warning like this issued so early in session shows the establishment’s worried about having so many conservative freshmen refusing to “go-along-to-get-along.”
I hope Empower Texans is right, but I'm not so sure.

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