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If Your Faith Is Feeling Deflated

Posted on | April 4, 2011 | 3 Comments

by Smitty

A lot of the budget news from places like CA, WI, IL, &c has been really bad of late. Texas offers a good palate cleanser, via the Tatler:

Tonight’s final vote on House Bill 1 tells us House leaders got the message taxpayers have been sending: live within our means! But taxpayers must remain vigilant; the session is far from over, and opportunities for taxing-and-spending mischief abound.

Certainly the budget passed out of the House isn’t perfect, and there are certainly opportunities for cost-savings still to be acted on.

With that said, the House kept spending under control by making tough choices using available dollars, and eschewing calls to tap the rainy day fund.

See, when elected officials retain some amount of respect for the voters, options other than non-sensical spending become possible. Truly amazing, respect: it’s like an abstract form of bacon.


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