Obama, Pelosi & Democrat Texas Congressman want Texas Governor to violate state constitution.
by Dan Patrick – Texas State Senator & Vice Chair of the Education Committee.
You likely won’t see this story in detail on how the new stimulus money will hurt Texas. One would need to be involved in the legislative process, and know our Texas Constitution, to understand how this bill, supposedly to save teacher jobs that Pelosi and Obama wants passed, and is calling members back to pass, is a attempt to take control of local education and local budgeting.
This administration is not only busting the federal budget and bankrupting America, they now want to tell us how to spend our money in Texas. The President and the Democrats will smile before the cameras and tell America how they are saving teaching and firefighting jobs, but they will not tellAmerica that this is part of a plan to control state budgets from Washington and control education. (JBL emphasis)
What disturbs me the most is how sneaky it is. They know exactly what they are doing, or would not be doing it. They have trashed the U.S Constitution. Now they are now trying to trash the Texas Constitution. And they know that hardly anyone will know what is going on because the media will not fully understand what is happening below the surface and most people will not read deeply below the headline. But I am alerting you and you will now know and can pass it on to others.
HERE IS THE DEAL: New stimulus money intended to protect primarily teacher jobs would send 800 million to Texas to go to classrooms. However, Texas Democrat Congressman Lloyd Doggett inserted language that says Texas would not get the money unless the Governor guarantees to continue funding after the fed money runs out.
First, this is unconstitutional.1.) Under Artical VIII, Sec. 6, Texas Constitution, money may not be withdrawn from the treasury unless it has been appropriated by the legislature, and an appropriation may not be for a term longer than two years.
The Governor of Texas does not write the budget and cannot guarantee expenditures now, or in the future. The legislature also cannot guarantee spending beyond the 2 year budget cycle we pass each session. You can plan to spend money beyond two years, but you cannot guarantee it. The money has to be appropriated every 2 years when we meet to write the budget. It is not possible, practical, or allowed by the Constitution, to guarantee monies beyond the budget cycle, Texas House and Senate Democrats understand this, but apparently Texas Democrat Congressmen do not.
Lastly, it is outrageous that the Obama administration is interfering with your tax dollars, your education system, and your state budget. Anyone who has any doubt that this administration wants total federal control only needs to understand this issue. Looks like another lawsuit and it once again appears this administration wants to punish Texas. Problem is they were in such a rush to do so they did not even read or understand the Texas Constitution. The Governor couldn’t do it if he wanted to do it; it’s not in his authority and it’s unconstitutional.
Please send this out to all of your e-mail lists so people know what a Texas Congressman working with Pelosi and Obama is doing to his own state.
Senator Dan Patrick Vice Chair Education
A Citizen’s Viewpoint
“Now because they think Washington knows best, they are singling Texas out and are threatening to withhold $800 million in our federal tax dollars unless I violate the Texas Constitution and commit Texas to funding obligations without the consent of future legislatures.” – Governor Rick Perry, August 12, 2010
This is from a letter by Governor Rick Perry to many stating that Obama threatened to withhold $800MM in FED tax dollars unless he violates the Texas Constitution. What isn’t shown is that Obama wanted Perry to put in writing that Perry will stop the Texas legislature from making the budget for the State of Texas. Perry, realizing that would be a violation of the Constitution, refused. This is an attempt by Obama to try to control state budgets and state money.
Obama’s cohort in crime, liberal Texas Congressman Lloyd Doggett, inserted language in this deal that will make Texas guarantee funding of this Obama generated mess when the FED funding runs out. Obama is a vile, contemptible excuse for President who is doing great harm to our nation. A Heritage Foundation measure of the nations of the world found the U.S. has lost more freedoms than just about any other nation and its because of the increased government and bureaucracy of the socialist and sometimes Marxist leanings & policy of the Obama Administration, his cabinet, his czars, and the ignorant who are elected in congress who go along with this insanity!!!
Folks, it seems Obama is singling out conservative states in an attempt to transfer good economies to over-tax, heavy unionized, and a greater bureaucracy state, or states, and a very good example of this is Texas. Recently a plant in Sealy, Texas, that made military Humve type vehicles, lost a contract it had for 17 years to a company in Wisconsin and it will cost them several thousand jobs. Obama attempted to defund NASA and wanted to make it their main thrust to improve relations with Islam. Now that’s really space orientated!!!
P. E., Brenham, Texas
I believe we should all rally to firmly support this Governor with all we’ve got. He is doing what is right for Texas, and we need someone strong to continue this effort.
Hat tip Donna Garner.