Here is a taxpayer’s view of the intended and unintended consequences of the efforts of our noble Austin legislators.
First, one must read the proposed legislation because the brief explanatory statement of the nature of each proposed amendment listed on the ballot is not even close to addressing what is in the amendment. If a proposed amendment has enabling legislation (many do), the details of the amendment with taxing authority, penalties for violations, and other changes/additions to other state statutes may be found there. In short, you have to read the amendment/enabling bill to find out what’s in it and often times we have to pass the amendment/bill to find out what’s in it. On some of the proposed amendments, the enabling legislation is silent (deficient) in certain areas. Where there is silence in the enabling legislation, once the amendment is passed then it may be up to the courts to decide the intent of the author(s) of the amendment or enabling legislation. This is unfortunate but true.
Second, one should understand the Purpose and Consequences of laws.
Third, one should put each proposed amendment to the 3 question test of “constitutionality”. Continue reading “9 Proposed Amendments – Put Through the Constitutional Test”
THE NEWS’ SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE OBAMACARE PROPAGANDA ISSUE!
(Save this one, folks. It’ll make good reading 10 years from now when we’re under “single-payer,”
desperately waiting to see a doctor, or begging some bureaucrat to live. Just remember, The News said, “Kneel. Submit. And, BTW, it’s OK to destroy the world’s greatest health care system — because it just wasn’t ‘fair.'”
) Continue reading “Dallas Morning News Bias – September 29, 2013”
If you grew up in the 50’s or 60’s, you huddled around the television set once each year when Metro Goldwyn Mayer would air a musical titled, The Wizard of Oz. The musical trek from the Land of Oz to the Emerald City was a 2 hour televised fantasy trip down a yellow brick road to ask the Wizard of Oz to grant magical powers to those less fortunate souls; such as to grant a heart for the Tin Man, courage for the Lion, a brain for the Scarecrow, and a trip back to Kansas for Dorothy Gale and her little dog Toto (to be reunited with her Auntie Em and Uncle Henry). Follwoing advice from the Munchkins and Glinda the good witch, Dorothy and Toto follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City to seek the help of the Wizard of Oz. Continue reading “Dorothy & Toto Finally “Got It” – Why Can’t Mark Levin?”
MacLaggan on Cruz’s Leads 21 Hour Talking ‘Filibuster’;
Politico on Cornyn/Cruz Split; Sitton Announces for RRC
***** Continue reading “Must Read Texas – September 25, 2013”
TODAY’S DALLAS MORNING LOW-INFO VOTER NEWS
*Cruz leads lonely attack on budget bill, p. 1A
– Actually, Cruz attacked Obamacare
, the massive, leftist job-killer
— and he did it quite effectively, though DMN Dem Todd “The Hack” Gillman doesn’t include a single thing he said
about it. Someone speaks for hours on end — longer than “Abortion Barbie!” — and we don’t get a syllable
of relevant remarks. Continue reading “Dallas Morning News Bias – September 25, 2013”
SPECIAL SOME-PROGRESS-SEEN EDITION! — Today’s DMN “news”:
*Kenya security forces claim control of mall, WashPo, p. 1A – Some improvement here today: The News switches from NYT/AP to WashPo for this and the words “Islamic,” “al Qaeda,” and “jihadist” appear on 1A. Thank you. … (Still — The News’ copy editor calls the Muslim terrorists merely “‘multinational’ militants” in the subhead.)
Cruz Takes the Lead; AP on Wendy’s ‘Long Hello’; MRT on Sunday TV;
Mackowiak / Stanford / Saldana on the Hispanic Vote in Monday’s AAS
**** Continue reading “Must Read Texas – September 22, 2013”
OP-ED YOU WON’T SEE IN THE DALLAS MORNING LOW-INFO VOTER NEWS
Bombs Away On Obamacare, by Sarah Palin
NOT NEWS TO THE DALLAS MORNING MOVEON.ORG NEWS
1) IRS continued tracking conservatives from Dallas office
(The scandal moves right into Big D! Will The News be all over it, put armies of scribes on this? NO.)