Thursday, March 08, 2007

Bill to Give Commission Power to Put Us in Debt

Am I hearing it right about House Bill 3229? A tipster advised that it allows the Soil and Water Commission to issue $300 million in General Obligation Bonds for irrigation projects. That is more debt than the Higer Ed bonds, and we had to have two elections before that happened. How can this little-known commission be empowered to stick it to us for more than the Higher Ed system? As the tipster noted "If the taxpayers are going to get stuck with $300 million in debt to pay off, at least they could spend it on highways or something of use to more than a few hundred rice farmers." This may be voted on TODAY.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my! I can almost not believe this.

3:05 PM, March 08, 2007  
Blogger GOPin08 said...

I can. It seems that ever since the state was taken over by the Socialist Party in November, all of these other groups have come out of the woodwork wanting push their bigger government, higher tax agenda down our throats. Not surprising either that Mike and the Gang will accept it.

4:21 PM, March 08, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shame on the 13 Republicans who voted FOR this bill today, but thanks to the 8 who voted NO.

4:46 PM, March 08, 2007  
Blogger GOPin08 said...

Looks like we have some RINOs in the state Congress.

6:23 PM, March 08, 2007  
Blogger GOPin08 said...

They probably have the same syndrome that the Republicans in the US Congress do: "If we just play along with the Democrats and do what they want, they'll like us much better." WRONG!! What you do is fight them tooth and nail to keep them from trying to socialize the country, and in this case, the state!!!

6:25 PM, March 08, 2007  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Perhaps the reason the majority of Republicans vote for that is because that is what Republicans do these days. It takes great courage to come to the place where you see them as they are rather than as you want them to be. It means facing the fact that one has no political home.

7:00 PM, March 08, 2007  

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