Whether you agree that we need the National Guard or the additional deputy sheriffs that I have previously called for to secure the border, it is shameful that our troops would be sent to keep us safe without basic supplies like food.
Texas state Senator Wendy Davis in response to news that the Texas National Guard had contacted a Rio Grande Valley food bank to ask for assistance for 50 soldiers who have yet to receive a paycheck. (via kileyrae)
That’s right, folks. The Governor of Texas has dispatched troops to our border with Mexico, but has neglected to pay those troops. If we are utterly honest in our assessment, then both liberals and conservatives alike must site unfunded mandates as the Republican Party’s most persistent, most disruptive, most crippling administrative tic. Perhaps Republican ideas are so bad that even Republicans balk at paying for their costs?