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Gambling Against Texas

From Empower Texans, By Michael Quinn Sullivan, February 1, 2012 –

Much has been made by the Texas House speaker and others about the alleged need for “new revenues” in state government. So some big-spenders just happen to have a ready-made solution, a magic money-making elixir: expanded gambling. And some conservatives are foolishly lapping it up.

Let’s be clear: Texans are not under-taxed; our problem is that tax dollars are often poorly spent. The emphasis in 2013 must rest on fixing past budget gimmicks, weeding out inefficient and ineffective programs, and examining how services are provided.

Fiscal conservatives should be focused on restricting the growth of government, not looking for new ways to grab more cash to fund it.

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