Over the next few weeks, I’d like to work my way through the ballot propositions passed by our State Republican Executive Committee (SREC). I find a few that are pretty good, a few that are the same old rhetorically proposed platform issues that we continually feel we need to reassert ourselves on and then some of the issues that are driving a wedge in us as a party.
I have a few weeks to go over these, so I won’t overwhelm anyone with my take on them all at one time. But I thought it would be good to put them out there. I would like for those of us who will vote on them to have some idea of what it is that the SREC thinks are the important issues for Texas Republicans to weigh in on.
I’ll keep from ripping the SREC on the issues they left off.
1. Texas should replace the property tax system with an appropriate consumption tax equivalent.
2. No government entity should ever construct or fund construction of toll roads without voter
3. Republicans in the Texas House should select their Speaker nominee by secret ballot in a binding caucus without Democrat influence.
4. Texas should require employers to screen new hires through the free E-Verify system to protect
jobs for legal workers.
5. Texas families should be empowered to choose from public, private, charter, or homeschool options for their children’s education, using tax credits or exemptions without government constraints or intrusion.
6. Texas should protect the privacy and safety of women and children in spaces such as bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers in all Texas Schools and government buildings.
7. I Believe abortion should be abolished in Texas.
8. Vote fraud should be a felony in Texas to help ensure fair elections.
9. Texas demands that congress completely repeal Obamacare.
10. To slow the growth of property taxes, yearly revenue increases should be capped at 4%, with increases in excess of 4% requiring voter approval.
11. Tax dollars should not be used to fund the building of stadiums for professional or semi-professional sports teams.
So there they are. All 11 propositions in all their glory.
Read them, love them, hate them, debate them… WHATEVER…
I will be diving into these in the coming weeks, but with all that’s listed, I can’t help but wonder, where are the propositions for a balanced federal budget, addressing the current issues with the CPS system, the tax-payer funded boondoggle that is wind-generated power…. Geez!!
Those are just three off the top of my head, but I did say I’d keep from ripping the SREC – FOR NOW!!
Anyway, take a look at them and we can get into more details in the days to come.