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Proposed Amendment 15: A Noble Attempt to Wipe-Out Cancer, or Just Another Political Scam?

25 October 2007 at 9:08:37 PM

Time again to fool the voters?
Remember when Perry lobbied for the amendment to eliminate "frivolous" medical malpractice lawsuits?  We were told that it will make health care more affordable.  Ha-ha!
Perry and others want to use a General Fund to divert money into this latest cancer effort by providing tax dollars to more of the governor's special interest campaign contributors. For the past decade our legislators have used many funds set up as General [Slush] Funds from which they divert millions of taxpayer dollars to other interests. It is NOT the right thing to do. The funds are set up for specific purposes and yet state law permits lawmakers to divert our dollars to whatever whim they have.
Sorry, I don't trust Perry.  Never did, never will!
While curing cancer is a noble objective, we need to be skeptical of how our government uses our tax dollars. In an age in which we are constantly told that there are NOT enough tax dollars to run our government and services the way they need to be operated, should we take more tax dollars away from where it is needed to redirect them to another interest ---- an interest for which there is no real game plan?
Let "the great minds of Texas" arrive at a REAL plan to research cancer and then ask the voters to approve financing for it. As for me, I don't trust our elected officials --- especially Rick Perry.
Then I want to see an unbiased board, representative of the people of Texas, to provide the non-political oversight to ensure that tax dollars are used in the most effective way possible to provide the research to eliminate this dreaded disease.
During the past 7 years of following Rick Perry's motivations and actions, I remain highly skeptical of ANYTHING the governor lobbies for, 19 out of 20 times it is NOT in the best interests of the Texas community at-large, but is for his wealthy campaign contributors.
Vote "NO!" to Prop. 15!!!

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1 - salon   26 Oct 2007 @ 1:02:48 PM 

The local Democratic party is having an amendments meeting next week to discuss pros and cons of each one and I tend to agree with you. IF it were the case that taxpayer money that was allocated for a specific purpose ALWAYS stayed for that purpose, it would be different. But look how many times the Texas Lege has diverted monies (for parks or gas tax monies) for something else. I also have a bad taste over Perry's association with Merck and trying to sneak in mandatory vaccinations for 12 year old girls.

Don't mean to sound hard-hearted, because I think cancer needs to be researched and fought, but I don't want to see it done at the Texas State level.

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3 - salon   27 Oct 2007 @ 2:42:25 PM 

That might be, but if the Texas Democratic party endorses Hillary Clinton, for example, I won't vote for her unless her opponent is Guiliani on the ABG tack.

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