Aye one way, nay other ways
Sacramento Bee Editorial Board
Says Texas ranks first among the states in the amount of carbon dioxide emitted and toxic chemicals released into water.
Wrong on timing, right on weaknesses
Says the claim that 40 percent of guns are sold without background checks traces to information gathered before background checks were even required.
Flawed fiscal flashback
"The last time Republicans held hostage a resolution to ensure that our country’s bills were paid cost us more than $1 billion in added interest and slowed the economic recovery."
Says Austin’s treated wastewater, put into the Colorado River, is of higher quality than water the city takes from the lake for public use.
Spending in most states not researched
Says that according to "many reports and even our own data," the state of Texas spent more through Medicaid on orthodontia than all other states combined.
Finnish finish with at least four tests
Says Massachusetts has three state-mandated student tests and Finland just one.
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.
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