I could not help but feel the pain Senator Davis is feeling as she sees a Legislative session that not only failed to correct Texas’ fiscal problems, but a legislature that passed arcane laws like the “vaginal probe anti-abortion bill” which they claim was an emergency. While much is spent ensuring all children irrespective of circumstances are born because of an absolutist ideology, state resources to ensure that children are fed and educated to grow up to be responsible citizens are denied.
While it is easy to blame politicians, we should blame ourselves. After all for the most part they are doing what they told us they would do. They believe in low or no taxes on corporations, low taxes on the people who make a lot of money, regressive fees for the middle class, and very little government spending except to ensure an activist government in control of every woman’s body.
The Texas 2011 Legislative Session is currently a failure. For many students in their formative years, two years of failed education policy being instituted by this Legislature will be harmful for their entire generation.
Given the results of this new dangerous government, it will be interesting to see how much longer the middle class in Texas continue to vote against their own interest. If they continue to do so then the third world propaganda machine would have been successful here as it is in many of the underdeveloped countries and would indicate we are well on our way to a third world standard of living.