The Texas Grand Old Partiers campaigned on jobs, jobs and more jobs as their main priority to save Texas’ sagging economy. Prior to the elections the TeaBaggers were in all their glory in Austin with The Beckster, Ted Nugent and Gov. Perry repeating over and over how government should stay of our lives, get out of Texas or Texas should secede. They evangelized about how the role of government should be to keep the brown skins out and provide jobs with no taxes. Everything else was an unconstitutional invasion of our rights. The Gov. boasted with chest out that the bizness friendly laws he had pushed through had made Texas the envy of the nation.
Then lo and behold the elections pass with Texas making the Democrats feel like outcasts. But, news soon comes out that Texas has mysteriously encountered a $27 billion budget deficit. Almost overnight, amazing!!
How has our elected legislators spurred the economy? Well, passing a bill to allow the privileged few who can afford a half million dollar yacht to skip on the taxes, this is sure to create thousands of jobs. But the whopper is the legislation the Texas Legislature passed Friday which requires doctors to perform a sonogram at least 24 hours before an abortion and to describe what the sonogram shows. Unlike some even redder states, there was wording allowing exceptions in the cases of rape, incest, or fetal abnormality. The Gov’ described this anti-abortion legislation as an €œemergency priority€ and put it on the fast-track to ensure prompt passage. The Gov’ feels this is more important than jobs or the economy and that all Texans should have access to all the information when making such an important decision. The main reason is to further restrict abortion but the Gov’ doesn’t want to come out and say so. However he did say that the legislation “is a critical step in our efforts to protect life, and I look forward to this legislation reaching my desk very soon.
Texas leads the nation in uninsured citizens and no matter what your position is on abortion, the Teabaggers want to defund Planned Parenthood, where one could get a sonogram. The Elitist Republicans however will require the female to pay for the test herself. Just another kick in the gut and another case of the so called Christians really caring for the poorer members of our society.