Courtesy of Mike Perry who blogs at the Alpine Daily Planet:
Here's Mike's Editor's Note:
This is one more story that illustrates how Texas (particularly its Legislature) has become a state of Sunday Christians. That is, we’re pretty good at loving our neighbor while sitting in that pew on Sunday morning. But the other six days of the week? Well, we’re not very nice people. We are proving at the ballot box and in the legislature that cutting taxes for the wealthiest among us is far more important that tackling the important social issues that confront a state of 24 million souls. We have a governor running for president who’s constantly bragging about the Texas economic miracle, a miracle built on the suffering of the state’s disadvantaged and helpless. This also is one more story that illustrates how our current Legislature is hell bent on cutting programs just for the sake of making cuts – even when the cuts result in greater costs to the state. That’s sheer idiocy, which is probably the best adjective available for the under-educated, misguided fools we elected in November.
Mike Perry is a great guy. You'll love his blog.