Voting in U.S. isn't compulsory
"The United States is about 100th in voter turnout among the industrialized nations, and Texas is near the bottom in terms of voter registration and voter turnout."
We recommend burnt ends
Austin is "effectively" imposing "a ban on barbecue restaurants."
"Obama’s Clean Power Plan ... eliminates coal-fired power plants."
UPDATED: Remember Edwin Waller!
The Texas Capitol faces South toward Goliad, in memory of the most horrific battle of the Texas Revolution.
Texas has "the nation's highest rate and highest number of uninsured."
Maybe 400 percent
"500 percent more traffic here?"
"You don't have to be as smart as a fifth-grader to know what causes the climate is the sun. The sun. I have people tell me, ‘Carbon dioxide warms the Earth.’ No, it doesn't. The sun warms the Earth."
Some Austin teachers fare better
Austin school district "teachers are the lowest paid of any urban" Texas district and the "lowest paid of any surrounding school district."
Others strapped too
"Austin is the only city in an arid landscape in the western United States dependent on a single source of water."
UPDATED: Hospitals strapped many ways
"In the last 24 months, 10 rural Texas hospitals have been forced to shut their doors because state leaders" chose not to expand Medicaid.
Different measures show New York worse
Austin has "gone from being the 24th most congested city just about 10 years ago to being the fourth most congested — more congested than NYC."
Pizza time travel
"Fifteen years ago, you couldn't even get a pizza delivered in that neighborhood."
"Half of all Americans have less than $10,000 in their savings account."
More than 20 registered
"Austin has more lobbyists working for it than any other municipality in Texas."
Louisiana’s film incentives program is so big "they actually shot an upcoming film initially titled ‘Don’t Mess With Texas’ in New Orleans!"
"I belong to the AFL-CIO."
"The city of San Antonio reuses almost 40 percent of its water. You know how much the city of Austin reuses? About 5 percent. And that's not right. We can do better."
Seniors pay half fares
Mike "Martinez has voted to raise taxes and utility rates while ending free bus service for seniors."
University of Texas students "signed a petition seeking the legal right to abort newborn babies up to five-years-old."
He wasn't alone
"Mike Martinez cut a deal with prosecutors to avoid facing possible jail time and stuck us with his $24,657.50 legal bill."
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