Molly Ivins says it very well about the “Killer Ds” and the Texas Legislature:
Believe me, stopping the legislature from functioning at this point is high public service.
The choices on how to spend money couldn’t possibly make Republican “values” any clearer. We can spend money on corporate welfare, but not on people’s welfare. We can’t cover health insurance for our teachers, but we must have brush control.
The creepy thing about the far-right Republicans, who are definitely in the majority in the House, is not that they are dismantling government because they won’t raise taxes, they’re dismantling government because they think it shouldn’t help people.
Let me be perfectly clear – I don’t think everyone deserves a hand out. I do believe some people deserve a hand up. Taking away health insurance from 250,000 children and medicine from the mentally ill among a long list of other things just seems wrong.