This time House Dems are infringing on Texas state rights.
In one of the most outrageous displays of arrogance by Washington in recent memory – which is saying a lot, of course – the House Democrats have inserted specific language on top of $10 Billion in funding for education included in a War Supplemental bill targeted directly and solely at Texas – language that demands the money be spent in certain ways.
According to the Houston Chronicle, “The proposal would allow the federal government to give money directly to school districts, provided Perry certifies that the federal support will not replace the state money. Perry must also agree not to proportionally cut education funding more than any other item in the next budget. While the measure includes $10 billion in education funding nationally, Texas is the only state that must make such a certification before receiving the federal funding.”
Talk about a direct attack on federalism.
What’s really going on is that the statists are aggravated that Governor Perry keeps telling the Feds to stuff it when he believes it is better for Texans that they not take federal money and the strings that comes with it. And they cannot stand it.
And that’s the problem in Washington today. Political payback for trying to assert your rights.
Look – Texas is not without faults. Nor is any state in the Union. But this kind of nonsense coming out of Washington is precisely the problem we have today – where federal money taken out of the pockets of the American people is then held hostage and used coercively to manipulate the choices of states and prevent the people from living free. (Source: RedState)
If they can do it to Texas (and Arizona when it comes to immigration law) what’s to stop them from doing it to any state that stands up to them? Or individual for that matter once the new healthcare law kicks in full force.
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