After listening to the debates, it is apparent to me that all three GOP candidates are as irresponsible as their colleagues in the Legislature. Not one of them has addressed the endemic financial crisis that state government faces — the result not of the recession but of Republicans’ refusal to pay for government spending that has soared since they took over the Lege in 2003.Â Dallas state senator John Carona has been the only voice to speak up against the Republican hypocrisy on spending and taxes.Â
Carona’sÂ call for fiscal responsibility echoes the old-line Republican Party of yesterday, the party of our parents’ generationÂ — a party that seems, except for him, to no longer exist.
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