First of all TX has no state income taxes and that would require an amendment to the Constitution which isn't going to happen. The proposed budget shortfall for 2011-2012 is indeed 11-14 billion dollars and will be handled by budget cuts and a growth in revenue from the businesses moving to TX. I know how excited liberals are with the prospect of higher taxes but that doesn't seem to be on the agenda here.
I learned a long time ago to "steal shamelessly" meaning that if something is working in this state or another state, steal the idea and implement. God forbid that a liberal would do something like that. Instead liberal jealousy is showing just like their arrogance.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers