Off two years, missing caveats
Says that under the new healthcare law, full- and part-time workers will be required to buy insurance costing $375 to $1,000 a month, starting in 2014.
Ballots were one reason
Says 40 years ago, the U.S. placed Texas under Voting Rights Act for failing to print ballots in Spanish.
Budget balanced, though items under-funded
"We’re talking right now about a $12 billion hole in our current, so-called balanced" state "budget."
Funds spoken for
Says the University of Texas can afford to build a medical school because it has a $7 billion endowment and its football program had a $50 million profit last year.
Actions count too
Says she’s never said "don’t build" Texas 45 Southwest.
Research didn’t break out Hispanics
Says black women are "fastest-growing demographic group in ... Texas seeking concealed handgun licenses."
Higher property values = higher taxes
Says Austin voters can approve seven bond propositions "without raising taxes."
Says Ted Cruz "has pledged to eliminate" the U.S. Department of Education, which would end federal aid to college students.
Nothing to sneeze at
Says scientists predict "sometime in the future, an event that will kill … somewhere between 80 and 90 million people."
Patterson wasn’t sued, but turtles seem fine
Says Sierra Club sued him to stop oil and gas activity on Texas coast, but "we won" and "the turtles are fine."
Bill targeted abortion funding
Lone Star Project
Says that like Todd Akin, all Texas Republicans in U.S. House cosponsored a bill "that attempts to distinguish between ‘forcible rape’ and other sexual assaults."
Outside debt approaching 75 percent of GDP
Says our national debt is greater than our gross domestic product.
Study up before you run again, Kinkster
Says Texas is 1st in business climate, 49th in education.
Says Texas GOP platform calls for end to teaching "critical thinking" in public schools.
Dwarfed by cost of WWII
Francisco "Quico" Canseco
Says the "largest tax increase in American history is set to occur on January 1st unless President Obama and Congress can come to an agreement."
Jobs for poor (too)
Says the federal government is spending $765,828 to subsidize "pancakes for yuppies" in Washington.
Nearly 11,000 teaching positions gone
Says cuts by Gov. Rick Perry's administration left "12,000 teachers without a job."
Takes the Senate plus the House
Says he "passed" eight measures, including ones to prevent groping at airport security checks and to bar "sanctuary" cities in Texas.
Says the Constitution "specifically states the Congress shall write legislation for immigration policy," so Barack Obama lacks the authority to defer the deportation of young illegal immigrants.
Estimate: 83,000 have lost state services
Says because of Texas lawmakers’ choices, "hundreds of thousands of women no longer have access to basic medical care, life-saving cancer screenings and contraception."
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