$2.5 million spent of defending state sovereignty is a drop in the bucket when you compare it to the size of the Texas government and the size of the Texas economy.
So... state employees who are lawyers are working on this case rather than on others.. so does this 2.58 million include their salaries as state employees? Employees who would have jobs regardless of the case they worked on?
I don't get why litigation has,
1. Cost the state anything it wouldn't be spending anyway, and
2. The must have a hell of a salary!
Texas objected to the communists like attitude of King Obama in controlling what should be up to Texas. Texas believed in the Constitution whereas King Obama believed he was a God sent to Earth to hoppieee and changeee to his way or no way at all.
It is a well known fact that a majority of readers skim articles (I am often guilty of this, I admit). The above referenced sentence was constructed specifically for those skimmers as the take away will be: '5 out of 27..........pretty lousy record for Texas.'
Reality is Texas' position has been validated either by courts or Congress 7 out of 15 times.
And a good read it is. It is worth every penny I pay on taxes to sue until the cows come home-anything to keep the more government/liberal vision out of my state now and forever...
Maybe I’m wrong here but a States Attorney General office is a sunk-cost in terms of goverment spending anyway.
Unless they hire outside lawyers, pay overtime, or incur extra above-budget costs, they are doing the job the people of the state elected them to do.
This ‘extra cost’ “how are we gonna pay for it” “ needless extra expense” stuff is just part of the liberal lexicon used to divert attention from the real problem - duly elected Texas officials are forced to defend Texas Citizens’ interest against the usurped Federal Government. Money damn-well worth spent if you aks me.
$2.5 million is tiny compared to the welfare fraud or any other budget item.
$2.5 million spent pushing back the federal dictators is well spent.
If I’m reading the article correctly, most of the money spent was not spent on suing the federal government but defending Texas from suits filed by the federal government against laws passed by the state legislature. Isn’t that what a state Attorney General is supposed to do?
God bless Texas and Attorney General Abbot. Obama has picked a fight with Texas. He should be forced to fight every one of these issues in court. That’s money well spent, in spite of the Houston Comical’s whining.
If we want to sue the feds... it needs to be skilled retired attorneys of conservative constitutional persuasion.. who have their own income, who will form a “Joe Arpaio” posse to file these suits. There is nothing in the “forma” of filing a suit that has changed so much (other than maybe internet stuff, online filing etc.) that these PATRIOTS could do to stop the feds, and do this legally.
To not pursue what is right, simply because of “cost” issues begs the question— what is the “cost” of letting it continue. But if you’re gonna argue “cost” then elminate the cost, and do it for the right PATRIOTIC reasons for our Republic. Deo Vindice.
Money well spent if you ask me. Who else is going to stand up to Washington even if your challenge is to be “judged” by Washington itself.
It is better to say something to a tyrant and be turned down publicly than to have never said anything at all.
At least we now unequivetly know that even Washington’s hand picked employees in black robes regard Washington’s power as effectively boundless(constitution-less). Such knowledge is indispensable in justifying a revolt against their openly admitted authoritarian lawlessness.
It is regrettable that even such questions must be so expensive, but such is the nature of the complete injustice of D.C.
Texas attorney general Greg Abbott
At age 26, Abbott was struck by a falling oak tree that injured his back as he jogged by. He has been in a wheelchair ever since.
How much you wanna bet that if Texas had not sued, we would still be living under thoses laws. While one can bemoan the costs of the litigation, you should also count the savings of overthrown legislation. A stunningly good investment by the good Texan Leadership.
Best money we’ve ever spent. EVER!
I work for the Legislature but I have to keep my real ID confidential.
We are not allowed to express out viewponts nor are we allowed to campaign for anyone; not even bumper stickers or yard signs.
I do understand thier reasons however.