Gov. Perry’s State of the State address
Contrast Gov. Perry’s words with California’s Gov. Jerry Brown, who tried invoking Egypt’s unrest to justify raising taxes, and the Democratic leadership in Illinois, which is raising income taxes 66%, and it’s not difficult to see why businesses are flocking to Texas, bringing jobs with them
Did someone hold up either of these two states as some kind of model or something? I didn't.
Nope, just pointing out that despite the handwringing about the state of Texas' finances we have
a substantial rainy day fund.
Texans, for the most part, especially the Republicans, are committed to living within our means, if that means cutting funds to schools and roads and especially cutting state employees then so be it.
Look, I've had to tighten my budget and go without some things I might have considered vital several years ago and Texas will face the same crunch. Texans, at least, realize that tough economic times results in tough economic choices. How many other states are willing to face up to that harsh reality? Not many.
A hypocrite? Well, I dunno...is this factually wrong?
Nope, if Obama wanted to give our money away at least we used it to reduct our deficit. California used it to pay off the teachers and other unions and have nothing to show for it. We are on our way to a Constitutionally mandated balenced budget.
Once again I point out that Texas creates more jobs, have a lower cost of liiving and is apparently doing something right compared to other states.
All in all, I'd rather be in Texas today than California and I've lived in both.
California’s bond status is now barely above “junk” although many of California cities and counties have already achieved "junk" status and the only thing Jerry Brown can think of is more tax hikes. Since he won the election I assume Californians are fine with that; Texans aren’t. It really is that simple.