Wednesday, March 23, 2011

TX Tea Party Caucus spells out budget cut plans

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Freeze state hiring, suspend park renovations and end corporate welfare. Those are just some of the cuts Texas must enact before an adviser to tea party lawmakers would touch an emergency reserve fund.

Tea Party Caucus Advisory Committee member JoAnn Fleming also included combining six state agencies and ending what she called “legal plunder” while outlining a 14-point plan to Gregg County Republicans.

“As long as we have all these things being funded, you cannot convince me that it is prudent or responsible to take money out of the people’s fund, the rainy day fund,” Fleming told the local GOP’s monthly meeting last week.