Statements from Texas Capitol
Our "trade with Mexico is $720 million a day; that’s our No. 1 trading partner."
"Last year," Obama "administration officials released into our neighborhoods more than 36,000 criminal immigrants who had nearly 88,000 convictions. The crimes included hundreds of convictions for murder, rape and kidnapping and thousands of drug-related crimes."
"The average student loan debt in Texas is over $22,000...the cost of an average size pickup truck." But unlike car owners, "students are not allowed to refinance their loans at lower rates."
Four (maybe five) Latinos have served on the Austin City Council.
"Public display of a long rifle is perfectly legal in Texas."
In Texas, "a faceless hospital panel can deny life-sustaining care, giving you only 10 days to find another facility for your mother, dad, or young child, even if the patient is conscious."
Rick Perry doesn’t think there should be a federal minimum wage.
"From the ‘Do As I Say Not As I Do’ department: federal employees owe $3.3 billion in back taxes."
Since 2000, Texas has reduced "harmful pollutants in the air like nitrogen oxide by 62.5 percent, and ozone by 23 percent--a reduction that is 12 percent greater than the national average."
The Obama administration spent "$205,075 in ‘stimulus’ funds to relocate a shrub that sells for $16."
Under David Dewhurst’s leadership, the Texas "Senate passed an expansion of in-state tuition and free health care to illegal immigrants."
Dan Branch "once lobbied for the AFL-CIO."
Says Dan Patrick "proposed Arizona-style show-me-your-papers legislation."
Wendy Davis "was just doing a fund-raiser in Chicago with the international socialists organization."
Wendy Davis raised money for a U.S. House Democrat who is a member of a Democratic socialists group.
With only 67 bills or so passed into law, "2013 was the least productive year in congressional history since we’ve been keeping record."
"Wendy Davis has already taken more $ from teacher unions than the past 3 Democrat gubernatorial candidates combined."
"PolitiFact Texas gave" a David Dewhurst TV ad "a ‘Pants-on-Fire’ rating as an outrageous lie."
"Under Greg Abbott, Texas four-year-olds would be forced to undergo standardized tests."
Dan Patrick "got caught not paying his taxes" and "pocketed his employees’ payroll taxes."
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