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June 30, 2008

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sgmorr

Run Dingus, run!

Gary

Craddick has spent five years demonstrating why Texans wisely went 130 years without a Republican speaker! Let's get him out and then see if we can go 230 years before the next one.

CCboomer

As a former Midland resident, someone who considers himself a conservative Democrat, and someone that votes primarily Republican, I am glad that Tom Craddick is challanged in his home district. He needs to learn some humility about who he represents (people of West Texas and of Texas). His strong-armed politics and bullying of fellow representatives is deplorable. I only wish that a better conservative would have run against him.

CCboomer

As a former Midland resident, someone who considers himself a conservative Democrat, and someone that votes primarily Republican, I am glad that Tom Craddick is challanged in his home district. He needs to learn some humility about who he represents (people of West Texas and of Texas). His strong-armed politics and bullying of fellow representatives is deplorable. I only wish that a better conservative would have run against him.

Elizabeth

Let's hope the folks in Midland will have sense enough to vote Craddick out this time around. When I lived in Midland, there was this lemming mentality of "vote for the conservative Republican" without ever actually looking into the candidate's background, stance, or character. Hopefully that has changed and the good voters of the Tall City will oust Craddick and bring some respect back to the Legislature.

Elizabeth

Let's hope the folks in Midland will have sense enough to vote Craddick out this time around. When I lived in Midland, there was this lemming mentality of "vote for the conservative Republican" without ever actually looking into the candidate's background, stance, or character. Hopefully that has changed and the good voters of the Tall City will oust Craddick and bring some respect back to the Legislature.

watcher

It's about time someone challenged another one of the "good ole boys". Texas has not moved forward for years in it's thinking and Craddick just keeps them "barefoot and un-informed". Elected officials very often forget where they came from and what their duty is when they reach Austin. Power is an absorbing god.

Mule

We city dwellers in Texas need to send campaign contributions to Dingus. Notice there are no toll farm to market roads in the rural areas? Notice there are no toll roads even on the books for future construction in rural areas, with the exception of the Trans Texas Corridor? Between Craddick and Perry the contry boys drive free while the city boys pay twice.

82% of Texans live in urban areas, thereby we city dwellers generate 82% + or - of the gas taxes. Does anybody out there feel the roads outside the cities are built and maintained with 18% of the collected fuel taxes earmarked for highways? I do not mind more money going to rural highways but I want fair distribution of tax dollars. Tolls are nothing more than a hidden tax. I want the country boys to bleed equally, raise the gas tax, start an income tax, toll every road in the state or something, but all Texans should pay equally.

Mule

Mule

Urban Dwellers in Texas should consider sending a campaign contri to Dingus. Craddick and Perry must go. Urban dwellers in Texas account for roughly 82% of the population, yet we are paying tolls monthly or as we drive, while again paying our gasoline tax which is earmarked for Texas roads.
These 2 West Texas politicians are sticking it to the city dwellers. I do not think anyone can seriously say that 18% of collected gasoline taxes covers the maintance and building of roads in the rural areas. We are now paying twice, whereas the country boys drive free.

We are not a rural, agriculture based state anylonger and the handouts to the rural intrest are beyond absurd, be it Robin Hood for schools, "productive value" for real estate taxation or the various other handouts to the country boys, the city dwellers are subsidising the rural faction of the state way too much. I draw the line on toll roads.

I just want fair taxation, and I want value for what I pay in and I want the taxation equatable. Raise the gas tax for highways, institute an income tax or toll every road in the state, I do not care but lets makie it fair.

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