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Mr. Peabody’s Improbable History

A children’s financial fairy tale Let’s ask Sherman to set the WABAC Machine to 2006 and see if we can figure out just how Texas got into a big, bad budget mess. Back in 2006,  Republicans of all stripes campaigned … Continue reading

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Dear Rep. Schwertner,

You ran on a platform of helping Central Texans find jobs — especially those of us living in Milam County where we are still reeling after Alcoa bailed on us. Nearly every credible economist, including the noted conservative economist Ray … Continue reading

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Tea Party hypocrites

Back in September, Democrats all across Texas kept trying to get voters to pay attention to the state’s budget. Neither Gov. Perry nor Lt. Gov. Dewhurst, nor Comptroller Susan Combs could be troubled to talk about it, even though nearly … Continue reading

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No train wreck here

I suppose that most people haven’t really thought about what’s going on at the State Capitol these days, or what it could mean to them. I don’t mean you — the people who read this blog or the other stuff … Continue reading

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Yay! We’re #1 (for executions)!

A few weeks ago, I compiled some numbers for us to consider as we looked at this scary new budget our state legislature is contemplating. Yesterday, the Texas Tribune published a story detailing the results of a study by the … Continue reading

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And now a word from the TDP …

For those of you who have asked that I keep you armed with Talking Points for those times you get into a hot and heavy debate with your Tea Party Republican friends … here you go! … from the Texas … Continue reading

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