The more informed Texan understands that our state is likely the most politically corrupted one in the nation. This is the literal stomping ground of the Bush family. After all, Texas delivered the likes of W. and Rove to Washington.
50 out 50, Texas likely wins the first place award for fast tracking our state down the one-way path to economic devastation… that of a third world economy in which the hard working middle and working classes are completely disenfranchised.
Texas Republican lawmakers are so completely wedded to big oil and gas; insurance, pharma and special interests that they forgot why we, the people, sent them to Washington.
Recent reports reveal that ExxonMobil, supported by the Republican Party, is paying scientists to dispute the findings of global warming.
Let us eat pollution, attendant cancer and suffer the devastating effects of climate change.
Our state’s Republican leaders tacitly applaud illegal immigration for such keeps wages low and benefits such as healthcare non- existent.
It also explains why the corporate owned Republican Party has done nothing whatsoever to secure our southern border except to talk a lot about “securing our border with Mexico.” Which is all mere trash talk followed by nada, zip action. Talk the talk, but shirk the walk.
Recently, the governor in Texas, The Hair Perry, beholden to Merck, decided to mandate a vaccine down the throats of Texans. The vaccine is likely a good thing, but no one, from far right to far left trusts the Gov. Seems that the Gov pretends to care about “our children” and yet in reality, The Hair really owes a big one to Merck who donated $6K to his re-election campaign.
Besides, if our Gov and his Republican Party really gave a flip about Texas children why are our public schools so abysmally under-funded, low performing and why does Texas have record-breaking high school drop out rates?
Ironically, the Republican politicians, including our Gov, all profess to be God-fearing if not fundamentalist “Christians.” Perhaps they should explain their definition of “Christianity.” After all, Jesus threw the moneychangers out of the temple.
Our junior Senator, John Cornyn, is yet another example of a so-called compassionate conservative and “Christian” Republican.
Let us examine his reasoning for voting against the recent minimum wage increase. After all, Cornyn voted for a minimum wage increase when it was tied to the estate tax bill in August 2006.
After reading the letter Senator Cornyn wrote to a constituent, also a friend of mine, below, please be sure to check the web site indicating Cornyn’s major contributors.
Dear Mr. X:
Thank you for contacting me about efforts to increase the minimum wage. I appreciate having the benefit of your views on this issue.
As you may know, the Minimum Wage Increase Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-188) established the current minimum wage level of $5.15 per hour. I understand the concerns that many Americans have about the difficulties confronting low-wage workers. While increasing the minimum wage may be well intentioned, I do not believe it will—by itself—aid minimum-wage employees or make the U.S. more competitive in today’s global economy. Such an increase would further the financial burden on small businesses and ultimately translate into higher product prices and layoffs. These consequences would disproportionately hurt low-wage workers.
To improve the well being of American workers, Congress must focus on promoting continued economic growth, reducing the tax burden on small businesses, and increasing production—circumstances that will benefit all Americans. You may be certain that I will keep your comments in mind as I work with my colleagues in the Senate to promote economic growth and secure the financial well being of all Americans.
I appreciate having the opportunity to represent the interests of Texans in the United States Senate. Thank you for taking the time to contact me.
United States Senator
517 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Tel: (202) 224-2934
Fax: (202) 228-2856
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