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Employee Misclassification Leads to Worker Abuse - Republicans Fail to Lead on "Rule of Law" Issue

The construction industry is rampant with workers who are misclassified as independent contractors when they are really employees, according to a study by the University of Texas. Workers who are misclassified are often abused by their workers and even have wages stolen from them. Now it seems the University of Texas itself has subsidized this illegal and unethical practice during the construction of one of its new student residence luxury apartments. Republican lawmakers have failed to show leadership in coming up with solutions to attack this problem because of behind-the-scenes influences of major home building construction companies.   Read more »

at Sep 5, 2013 11:25 AM
       

STOP Texas 20% Tax on College Students! Repeal Tuition Set Aside Law!

We have to spread the word! The Texas Tuition Set Aside Law is an Obama-style share the wealth TAX on students simply because they are going to college. We have to call our State Senators and State Representatives. We have to call the Governor. Last week I wrote an article exposing this tax. This article explains, in detail, how and when the bills passed, creating this tuition set aside required under Texas Education Code, Sections 56.011, 56.012, 56.095, and 56.465   Read more »

at Sep 3, 2013 9:52 AM
       

Texas Law Forces College Students to get Loans to Pay for Other People's Tuition

Update: New Article "Stop Texas 20% Tax on College Students! Repeal Tuition Set Aside Law!" explains in detail how and when we got this tax.

You probably think I am kidding, but I am not. In TEXAS of all places, there is an Obama-style share the wealth program that requires students going to college to pay thousands of dollars in extra tuition to pay for other people’s college tuition assistance.

at Aug 30, 2013 11:06 AM
       

Texas: Key Pro-Second Amendment Law Changes to Take Effect this Sunday

The following is a legislative alert from the NRA-Institute for Legislative Action:

The Texas Legislature passed a record number of pro-gun measures before adjourning its 2013 regular session on Memorial Day. A number of these new laws will take effect this Sunday, September 1:   Read more »

at Aug 29, 2013 10:09 AM
       

With Republicans like these, who needs Democrats?

Since the 2012 election, there has been quite a lot of talk about Harris County moving from Republican to Democrat. But anyone who is paying attention to this legislative session will see that the Republican legislators from Harris County are not particularly conservative on budgetary matters anyway. There has been a 26% increase in this budget over the previous budget. Rather than banking additional tax revenue this legislature has decided to spend more and then take $4 billion out of the rainy day fund.   Read more »

at Jul 18, 2013 11:11 AM
       

Abortion is Murder, not a Wedge – Why Are Republicans Attacking Pro-Life Republicans for Exposing Wendy and Sarah Davis?

This week, fellow blogger Bob Price wrote an article attacking me. Why was I attacked? I was attacked because I stood up for LIFE, and I stood up for the Republican Party Platform on my TexasGOPVote – David Bellow blog. As thousands of Texans rallied in Austin this week to stand up for life, Rep. Sarah Davis was fighting against them. Price wrote an article criticizing me because I dared to expose that Sarah Davis is fighting for abortion and because I also pointed out that the Republican Party of Texas Platform calls on the Party to not give funds to candidates, like Sarah Davis, who are not pro-life.

Abortion is not an insignificant wedge issue. Abortion is the murder of millions of innocent babies, and if Republicans do not

at Jul 16, 2013 11:26 AM
       

Exclusive Interview with Texas Gubernatorial Candidate, Attorney General Greg Abbott

Bob Price Interviews Attorney General Greg AbbottThe United States has a proud history of taking outstanding generals on the battlefield and promoting them to executive office. From our very beginning, General George Washington became President Washington. General Sam Houston became the first President of Texas. Now Texas is presented with the opportunity to promote a different kind of battlefield commander as Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced his candidacy to become the next Governor of Texas.

at Jul 15, 2013 3:12 PM
       

While Texas Senate Debates Texas Abortion Bill (HB2), Let’s Talk about Sex

Hello, TexasGOPVote readers! It's me again, back for more about HB 2, formerly known as SB 5. As I was perusing Facebook, which, I have been known to do, I saw a picture that prompted me to write this particular post.

When it comes to the abortion issue, every living person that's old enough has an opinion on the issue, and if they don't, they need to check their pulse. This picture that I'm referring to brings us all back to the beginning. You know, that thing that causes pregnancy in the first place. Still need a hint? I'm talking about...SEX!   Read more »

at Jul 12, 2013 10:09 PM
       

Standing for Women! The Texas Abortion Bill and the Demise of Slogans

The Texas Capitol building and grounds were filled with competing blue vs. orange shirts during the debate in Texas over a law that would limit abortions past 20 weeks/5 months of pregnancy, and require abortion facility upgrades. The bill’s supporters and opponents rallied at the State House, the supporters wearing blue, and the bill’s opponents choosing orange.

Both sides claimed the high ground and the slogan “Stand with Texas Women.”   Read more »

at Jul 12, 2013 7:02 PM
       

The Abortion Bill - We're Arguing it Wrong

Edmund ValtmanAbortion. Possibly the most controversial issue of our time. An issue we are told to avoid. Why? You can argue your point until you are blue in the face but the result is always just that, blue faces. You either believe it is a life or not. Unless you can convince your opposition that what you believe is correct, you are wasting your breathe.

If your news comes from browsing through news articles and headlines, 10 second sound bites, social media or catching a few minutes of the nightly news, you heard the following story:

at Jul 10, 2013 4:08 PM
       

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