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Posted on 05/28/2008 8:51:15 AM PDT by KatyLoraleyVidales
Our friendly neighborhood liberals over at BurntOrangeReport feel compelled to praise State Rep. Juan Garcia in HD 32, claiming hes one of the strongest voices in our Texas legislature today. Fascinating.
A strong voice he may be---but the real question is: Is anyone listening?
In 2007 out of the 15 pieces of legislation that Garcia managed to scramble together two of them managed to make it by their respective committees and onto the legislative floor.
Although Garcias website boasts his agenda as being increasing: public resources, public safety, & public education, his record doesnt show him being successful. Sure its easier to sit back, let someone else draft of legislation and vote on it. Anyone (liberal) can do that. But to be a catalyst for change and work tirelessly to make it happen, is quite another thing.
Now, I dont want to be overly harsh. I do owe Representative Garcia my thanks for allowing counseling for jurors who've experienced trama in the courtroom. Thats something Ive so desperately longed for---because truly, who cares about funding for education, lower taxes, or adding money onto the CHIP? Pft, not me and certainly not Garcia and for that I am thankful (note sarcasm).
As much as Id like to continue into Garcias record, theres not much there sadly the award for most useless State Rep. still must go to Joaquin Castro for being the main author to 19 pieces of legislation in 2007. Two of which were passed.
My personal favorite was HB 1479.which made the print larger and more readable in rebate forms and attempted to do away with all that legal mumbo-jumbo on the back of those pesky forms. THANK HEAVANS! Just the other day while out shopping during my Vegas vacay weekend I was thinking (Russ cue the music please)...
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