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Saturday, March 5, 2011

RINO Alert in Texas State Senate

How's this for thick-headedness? Texas State Senator Robert Deuell (R-Greenville, TX) has a solution for the deficit problem in Texas - spend the majority of the rainy day fund and raised taxes on gasoline so that cuts can be made elsewhere. How is this different than floating checks hoping that they get cashed in the right order? These people simply don't get it. An argument can be made to dip into the rainy day fund to pay part of existent debt from budget shortfalls past but it should absolutely NOT be used to make up for any future budget shortfalls.

Via Texas Tribune:
State Sen. Robert Deuell, R-Greenville, would rather raise taxes a little bit than make the cuts lawmakers are considering now, he said this evening.

Deuell has been a proponent of a 10-cent increase in gasoline taxes for some time — since before his Republican primary and general election victories last year — and said he would support a broader sales tax too. He also said the state should use "most" of the $9.4 billion Rainy Day Fund.

"I think it's raining, and I would hate to make cuts this session and come back in two years and find out we didn't have to make those cuts," he said.
As a Texan who is watching gas prices soar past $3 / gallon, the idea of the State Government contributing to that figure in any way is irresponsible and should not fly.

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