Washington Should Follow the Texas Model

Senator John Cornyn
2013-02-15 14:21:01
THE LONESTAR WEEKLY Senator Cornyn�s E-Newsletter The Lonestar Weekly* *�Washington Should Follow the Texas Model* [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Following the Texas Model.jpg] [link 1] *Click Here to Watch Video* [link 2] ��Our state relies on a simple economic model that the federal government could emulate if it would like to have similar positive results: lower taxes, limited government, sensible regulations, and pro-growth energy policies. �These are policies that recently helped Texas turn a $5 billion deficit during the recession into an $8.8 billion surplus. They�re the policies that made our state a robust engine of job creation that is attracting Americans from all across the country. ��The total number of jobs in Texas since 1995 has grown at the rate of 32 percent.� You compare that with the rate of growth of jobs in America nationwide, it�s 12 percent.� 32 percent to 12 percent.� That�s not an accident.� �� � � [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/1387 Days Without.jpg] [link 3] �*Click Here to Watch Video* [link 4] I would urge the President to take a look at a Balanced Budget Amendment to the United States Constitution that I cosponsored along with all of my colleagues on this side of the aisle. That Amendment would require the federal government to balance its budget each and every year. It�s what every family has to do.� It�s what every small business has to do.� And that�s what 49 states are required to do under their laws. Along with a budget brings the discipline of deciding what your priorities are. The things you have to have, and you can�t live without, the things that you want, but have to defer, and then the things that maybe you�d maybe like to have, but you just simply can�t afford.� The 1,387 days since the Senate passed a budget is one reason why our debt continues to go up by leaps and bounds and there�s no plan in sight to bring it under control.� Here�s the bottom line for President Obama: The 2012 election is over, and now it�s time to govern. It�s time to move beyond the campaign rhetoric, drop the gimmicks, and work across the aisle with Republicans do what�s right for our country. � News Releases* ****February 14: National Taxpayers Union Letter of Support for Balanced Budget Amendment [link 5] February 14: Americans for Tax Reform Letter of Support for Balanced Budget Amendment [link 6]**** ****February 13: NFIB Letter of Support For Balanced Budget Amendment [link 7] February 13: Cornyn, Senate Republicans Introduce Balanced Budget Amendment [link 8]**** ****February 12: Cornyn: The President's Past State of the Unions Offer Unfulfilled Promises [link 9] February 12: Past State of the Union Addresses Offer a Series of Unfulfilled Promises [link 10] February 6: Cornyn Calls on White House to Release OLC Memos for Drone Killings [link 11] February 4: Cornyn Welcomes Obama Administration to Texas Border [link 12] February 4: Cornyn: If Texans Can Live Within Their Means, So Should Washington [link 13] January 31: Cornyn Votes Against Debt Ceiling Bill [link 14]**** Social Media* Sen. Cornyn regularly updates his profiles with the latest news and developments from around Texas and Capitol Hill. [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov/images/twitter.gif] [link 15]� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov/images/facebook.gif] [link 16]� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov/images/youtube.gif] [link 17]� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Flickr.png] [link 18] Texas Times Column* *February 5: Honoring Members of our Greatest Generation [link 19] January 28: Remembering the Crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia [link 20] December 14: Tales of Christmas Past In Texas [link 21] November 20: A Message of Thanksgiving [link 22] September 14: Cowtown On The Open Seas: Commissioning the USS Fort Worth [link 23] August 29: A Texas Town with an Abundance of Books [link 24] August 10: Back To School On The Texas Frontier [link 25] July 27: Don�t Mess With Texans� Hard-Earned Success [link 26] July 2: Remembering The Sacrifices Behind Independence Day [link 27] June 15: The Hero From Eden, Texas [link 28]* *��*

 Washington Should Follow the Texas Model

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Our state relies on a simple economic model that the federal government could emulate if it would like to have similar results: lower taxes, limited government, sensible regulations, and pro-growth energy policies.

These are policies that recently helped Texas turn a $5 billion budget deficit during the recession into an $8.8 billion surplus. They�re the policies that made our state a robust engine of job creation, attracting Americans from all across the country who are coming to Texas.

The Texas success story isn�t fueled by some mystery or secret formula; in Texas we keep our taxes low, our spending down, and our regulations sensible.

 

  

 

 
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Along those lines, I'm pressing the President to take a look at a Balanced Budget Amendment to the United States Constitution that I introduced this week. That amendment would require the federal government to balance its budget each and every year. It�s what every family and small business in Texas has to do, and it�s what the folks in the Capitol in Austin have to do.  If Texans can balance their checkbooks every month, there�s no reason the federal government shouldn�t have to do it too.

One reason why our debt continues to spiral out of control is it has been over 1,380 days since the Democrats in the Senate passed a budget. Along with a budget brings the discipline of deciding what your priorities are. The things you have to have, and you can�t live without, the things that you want, but have to defer, and then the things that maybe you�d like to have, but you just simply can�t afford. 

Here�s the bottom line for President Obama: The 2012 election is over, and now it�s time to govern. It�s time to move beyond the campaign rhetoric, drop the gimmicks, and work across the aisle with Republicans to do what�s right for our country.

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