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Sun Nov 30, 2014, 01:38 PM

Congrats to Texas..

Looks like elections have consequences. Part 34,765


Abbott seeks new spending but wouldn’t raise tax revenue

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/state/headlines/20141129-abbott-seeks-new-spending-but-wouldnt-raise-tax-revenue.ece


By ROBERT T. GARRETT rtgarrett@dallasnews.com

Austin Bureau

AUSTIN — Gov.-elect Greg Abbott has proposed some new education, border policing and social services programs, which would expand Texas’ general-purpose spending by slightly more than 1 percent.

Over the next few years, he also wants to increase highway spending by several billion dollars.

But Abbott takes a hard line against any increase in tax revenue to pay for them. He wants to fund his spending priorities from existing revenue, which is bountiful because of the state’s strong economy. Abbott also is promising to scrap wasteful programs, though he hasn’t offered details.

“We will ensure the public sector doesn’t smother the private sector,” Abbott said early in his campaign, as he unveiled eight desired changes in budgeting procedures.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 01:41 PM

1. Has Abbott looked at the price of gas lately? Where does Texas get most of its revenue?

I'd be quaking in my boots right now if I was him.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 01:44 PM

2. He will probably cut funds for inspectors to fertilizer companies, it isnt needed in Texas.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 01:45 PM

3. I Voted For Wendy And Leticia

I voted for Wendy Davis and Leticia van de Pute.


Lest you Californians get too smug, it took a LONG time to get over voting for politicians like Ronnie and Pete.

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Response to Vogon_Glory (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 03:40 PM

10. Will Dan Patrick be Texas' Pete Wilson

California was a purple state until Pete Wilson alienated the Hispanic vote. I voted for Wendy and Leticia also. I am hoping that Dan Patrick will end up being Texas' version of Pete Wilson and will alienate the Hispanic vote with such stupidity as border security and sanctuary city legislation

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 01:52 PM

4. Why do I think the education budget will be first on the chopping block?

 

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 01:58 PM

5. Highway spending was always a good way to reward contributors

who run road construction companies.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 02:08 PM

6. "public sector doesn't smother the private" TRANSLATION: Screw the poor (further)

For decades TX (a rich state) has been 3rd from the bottom of all states in social services, education, and anything that matters, just above Mississippi and Alabama.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 02:17 PM

7. “We will ensure the public sector doesn’t smother the private sector,”



Quotes like that that make me think our country is a nation of idiots.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 02:39 PM

8. Last time oil took a big dive

so did Texas.
Please Proceed Governor.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 03:00 PM

9. Has he been reading the Kansas. Playbook?

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