Danger to conservative growth in Texas: House Speaker Joe Straus and his lieutenants

by David Barton –[See attached report]
Since 2003, there has been a steady gain of conservative, traditional value, and pro-family policies enacted into law in Texas. The result of these policies is that Texas is now one of the most favorable states in the nation in which to live, raise a family, and do business.

By polling, an overwhelming majority of Texans have supported – and continue to support – this pro-family, pro-business, and pro-growth agenda. The only unfortunate part of this healthy growth is that it has been largely partisan – that is, this positive agenda has not been championed by Texas Democrat legislators but rather by Republicans. Given the wide public backing, these highly supported measures should have been the focus of both parties, not just one.

But now, a tiny handful of Texas liberal Republicans have joined arms with the Democrats to successfully halt the further advance of such measures, attempting to change the face of Texas in the wrong direction. To find out more, and to learn what you can do to help restore the forward progress, please read and act on the attached report that I have prepared. And please forward this report to your Texas friends and ask them to act as well.

You may view and/or download that report here.

Yours for a conservative Texas!

God bless!

David Barton

One response

  1. I don’t get the all-out assault on Straus and the silence previously on Craddick. You complain of Straus attending a D fundraiser: but I would argue Patrick Rose is a lot more conservative than Helen Giddings, and all the urban liberals Craddick raised money for. In fact, Craddick used a PAC to funnel a quarter million dollars exclusively to D’s. Where’s the outrage?

    Under Straus taxes were cut for 40,000 small businesses, general revenue spending was cut for only the 2nd time since WWII, and $9 billion was set aside in the Rainy Day Fund. Before he was speaker Straus got rid of the huge TIF Tax that Craddick kept around — even though it was supposed to expire — so craddick could have more money to balance the budget.

    This deal is pretty obvious: Phil King and his crowd didn’t pick this particular speaker, so they are making up all kinds of stuff about the current one — including lies about Voter ID and immigration. No wonder the Barton five-pager failed a recent truth test on several counts.

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