According to an article in the Wall Street Journal in May 2005, Dewhurst floated a proposal to have a “wage tax” in Texas, which is nothing more than a tax on employers for hiring workers, and a disguised income tax. The Dewhurst plan violated fiscally conservative principles.
In 2003 when the state was in a real financial mess, Dewhurst almost doubled the spending for his own staff, while encouraging other state agencies to cut expenses. The axe fell sharply on junior colleges.
During Dewhurst’s tenure as lieutenant governor from 2003-2011, spending has increased from $116 billion to $188 billion. Usually no bill in the Texas Senate passes without the lieutenant governor’s blessing and backing. Also, Dewhurst allowed a bill that would ban in-state college tuition for illegal aliens to die in a committee chaired by a liberal Democrat.
The Dewhurst campaign has spent over $1 million on attack ads against former Solicitor General Ted Cruz. I noticed that one ad called Ted Cruz a “trial attorney,” implying that he represented folks who were suing companies. Ted Cruz is an appellate attorney, not a trial or plaintiff attorney. The attack ads are total misrepresentations of who Ted Cruz is and what he stands for.
Ted Cruz is a true conservative. He appreciates freedom, as his father was imprisoned and tortured in Cuba until he escaped in 1957 to freedom in Texas. Ted Cruz understands the meaning of freedom, and I think he is prepared to fight for freedoms to include religious freedom, protection from the edicts of the United Nations, and freedom from over-taxation. Cruz knows how to help guide our country out of its current financial mess. He has my support to be the next senator from Texas.