Tom "Smitty" Smith
"Texas has 600,000 registered voters who don’t have the kind of photo ID needed to vote."
"Austin’s the fastest-growing city in the country the last five years."
"Texas has a higher incarceration rate than Russia or Iran."
Apprehensions, Mr. President
Illegal "immigration is lower than it’s been in 40 years."
Pass out the AARP cards
Huey Rey Fischer
"There isn’t a single (Texas) legislator under the age of 30, even though millennials make up 25 percent of the electorate in Texas."
Under Ted Cruz’s tax plan, "businesses will now have to pay 16 percent on the money they make. They will also have to pay 16 percent on the money they pay their employees."
Texas tax burden varies by county
Texas has the sixth-highest property taxes in the nation.
It's hard to be less popular than Congress
"More than 60 percent of people in America support Planned Parenthood and only 11 percent approve of Congress."
"Recent news reports indicate DWI crashes in Austin dropped 23 percent since ridesharing entered the market."
Voted for applicants to document legal residency
"I have always opposed driver's licenses for illegal aliens."
Song of Lime Juice and Despair
"In almost every other country in the world, artists and musicians are paid when their music is played on the radio. In fact, the only countries besides the U.S. who do not have a radio-performance right are China, Iran and North Korea."
Traffic stinks everywhere
"Road congestion costs rush hour drivers in Austin and Dallas more than $1,000 a year. And in Houston, it’s even more -- almost $1,500 a year."
PAC reports yet to appear
My campaign "finished the last quarter reporting the most cash on hand of any Republican in the field … $13.8 million in the bank, $3.5 million more than the Jeb Bush campaign."
More suicides than homicides
"We lose an average of 90 Americans every day because of guns."
For sure since 1980
Texas has "outstripped the national poverty rate" since "at least 1959."
Explosive devices, bomb plot
Iran’s "regime is responsible for more than 1,000 American casualties during the Iraq war" and "has plotted a terrorist attack here in our nation's capital."
Not every year
Salaries of Austin residents who don't work for city government "have not been going up 3 percent a year for the last several years."
After the South Carolina church killings
As many as six federal department budget bills have been delayed because of opposition to amendments that would ban Confederate battle flag sales at federal building gift shops.
"It has been the law since the beginning of the country that the children of American citizens born ... abroad are American citizens by birth."
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."
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