May 30th, 2014


this will get interesting

"The state's Republican leadership, backed by Texas' powerful business community, wants — no, needs — the state to spend a lot more money to keep pace with this growth. Otherwise Texas is going to choke to death on traffic and dusty reservoirs. But the right wing of the GOP has little interest in playing ball. In legislative committee negotiations, newly elected Texas Tea Party politicians shrug their shoulders at their Republican colleagues and say they're sorry but they promised the folks back home they weren't going to spend another dime — on roads or water or education or anything else."