Wednesday, October 06, 2010
POST 2,170... TEXAN'S VIEWS
There is a new, nonpartisan poll out and while it is pretty much what I expected, it did have some surprises.
79% say don't touch or use only a "little bit" of Texas $8 billion rainy day fund to help close the looming $21 billion state budget deficit.
Hmm..I'm not sure what that means..Don't use even a little bit or just go ahead and use all of it instead of just a little bit. I'm not sure they know either.
48% oppose accepting federal stimulus money. Last year the state absorbed $12 billion in stimulus funds, which was largely responsible for the state balancing it's budget.
Which fly's in the face of ole "Good Hair Perry" who said "money? we don't need your stinking money, " to the adoring crowd, but then turned around and took it..The lying mother fucker. While living in a house that cost us over $10,000 a month while the Governors house is being remodeled
also at our expense. I hope the fucker gets the mange.
34% support legalizing gambling and taxing casinos to help balance the state budget.
If it's good enough for the Indians it's good enough for me.
27 % favor increasing taxes on alcoholic beverages.
No surprise there. Which means 73% booze it up every weekend and don't want the price of their beer to go up.
63% say health care for the elderly, mentally ill and poor children should be top budget priority. There was also an article in the DAM News about how the fund that furnishes AIDS's program that gives out the drug cocktail is going to be $23 million short by 2012. If they cut that or restrict it in any way, it's a death sentence to many people.
52% support either civil unions for gays or same-sex marriages.
Now that number surprised me. I think people here are more concerned with getting a job then they are if 2 gay people marry. There maybe hope for our state after all.
48% say the State Board of Education's revision of textbook standards was driven by conservative and religious interests that overpowered professional standards.
Then they slide back into 'stupid'...
I wish I had ran that poll....I bet the numbers would be different from area to area. Like East and West Texas would show different results than say North and Central Texas. And South Texas would be completely different from them. When You have a state as big as Texas where there is such diversity in race and religion, your going to find a huge difference in opinions.
Which is why I get so pissed when people lump us all together as illiterate rednecks...Painting us all with the same brush is really a disservice to the Texans like me that don't fit into that cookie cutter mold. I hope that the Democrats have a victory like the one at Goliad this election and not the like the one we lost at the Alamo. We NEED White to beat Good Hair, and Edwards to beat Flores. Do me proud Texas....do me proud.