Well, he thought about it, and falling in line behind
Leaving tens of thousands of
And I thought he wanted to run for re-election next year. Geez, just goes to show you how wrong you can be about these things.
But not to be concerned - yet, the fat lady has yet to clear her enormous throat.
The state legislature has yet to have a final say, and today, by a 5 to 1 vote in the Texas House’s Appropriations Committee, they voted to accept the federal stimulus offer.
Republican Chairman of the committee, Jim Pitts, broke with his party, and its state leader, and voted for the federal funds. His colleague, Myra Crownower (R - Denton) held to her Republican principles that dictate total obedience to the party at the expense of Texas families, some of them Christian families, who are now in dire need of some extended benefits that the economic recovery package would provide.
The matter moves to the state house.
At issue, then, is whether the Texas House can scrounge up one more Republican vote to accept the federal funds.
What happens next is fairly obvious with a Senate that is controlled by a 19-12 Republican majority. We should see few surprises.
So one thing is for sure. The business favors and incentives that
Ironic, though, that the recent mass migrations of workers to Texas due to its state government’s anti-labor pro-business perspective has been singularly responsible for the nonstop demographic shift that will one day ensure the election of a Democratic majority in the near future.