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The Texas Budget Compact
RedState ^ | 16 April 2012 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 04/17/2012 3:30:07 PM PDT by gogogodzilla

If Texas Democrats, or even Republicans for that matter, thought they’d have a quieter, gentler Rick Perry on their hands in the wake of his . . . um . . . temporary diversion into Presidential politics, they know better today.

In a speech Monday in Houston, Perry laid out five fundamental conservative principles for the Texas Legislature to follow, essentially throwing down the gauntlet to any legislator — or wanna-be legislator — who thinks they’ll be able to bring a tax and spend mindset to the Texas Capitol building.

Perry’s “Texas Budget Compact” is pretty much bedrock conservative fare: no higher taxes, stricter limits on spending, truth-in-budgeting, cutting of wasteful programs, and maintaining a healthy “Rainy Day” reserve fund. They’re basic enough that it’s hard to imagine any candidate running for office in the reddest state in the union can ignore them without having some serious explaining to do.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: budget; perry; texas
It's a good thing we drive off this RINO. Heaven forbid what he might have done in Washington, D.C.


1 posted on 04/17/2012 3:30:16 PM PDT by gogogodzilla
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To: gogogodzilla

The Texas Constitution says our budget must be balanced. We cannot do deficit spending. Republicans are in the majority in the Texas house and senate.

And, we carry guns. Our laws say we can kill anyone invading our house - that’s the law.

I read somewhere that Texas has more preppers than any other state and more prepper’s underground safe houses than any other state. When the dust clears, Texans will have survived. Screw Hussein.

2 posted on 04/17/2012 5:04:37 PM PDT by Marcella (God will decide the future - trust Him and no other.)
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To: Marcella

“/s” is the sarcasm tag.

3 posted on 04/17/2012 7:47:22 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: gogogodzilla

““/s” is the sarcasm tag.”

None meant.

4 posted on 04/17/2012 9:06:57 PM PDT by Marcella (God will decide the future - trust Him and no other.)
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