by Susan Combs
We do know what to do. We have to go vote. Early voting started a week ago and runs through Friday, October 31st. The ballot covers all kinds of issues: elections for city, county, state positions. Local debt packages are on ballots in your communities, along with big-ticket items dealing with transportation issues that affect every Texan. And much more.
The weather is nice right now over much of the state, so that shouldn’t let you dodge the “you’ve got to vote” duty. And yes, we all do have a duty to vote, if only to honor and pay respect to the men and women who, over the decades and centuries, have given so much to protect this essential part of our freedom.
But freedom comes with the personal cost of honoring our obligation. I went and voted on the first day, and I was chomping at the bit.
So, I voted early and I advise you to do the same. You still have until Friday and you will truly enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done. And because it is you, yes, YOU, who selects the people who serve in public office, don’t let someone else do it for you. That is what happens when you just sit it out on the sidelines. Just go and do your job – after you have considered the facts, the people and the issues. Be informed and then be a good citizen.
In the last few weeks, we’ve created a series of videos that we hope have highlighted some of the reasons that conservative fiscal leadership has made Texas the economic envy of the nation.
We’ve talked about:
Texas’ Unrivaled Job Growth
A Robust Rainy Day Fund
Protecting Your Piggy Bank from a State Income Tax
Our Business Friendliness
And the video we released last week gives a good summary of what some other states (Gee, wake up California!) can learn from Texas. Take a look:
In full disclosure, I voted the Republican ticket because I think the conservative economic policies that our leaders have promoted over the last twenty years have been the foundation for Texas’ amazing Lone Star Success. I hope you will give the Republican ticket a very close look.
Thanks for being Texans – and for keeping our state strong.
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Click here to read more about Texas’ Lone Star Success.