Texas Congresman Kevin Brady (R-The Woodlands) is the chair of the powerful Ways and Means Committee. His reelection slogan is, "I Stand with Kevin." Brady took a stand, alright. He pushed out of the Ways and Means Committee "Tax Cuts 2.0".
This September 15th Washington Post piece -- the Deficit Hawks Are Dead -- discusses how Republicans abandoned any concerns about the deficit -- now $21 trillion!
What are the Democrats doing about it? Giving the Republicans a pass by talking about reprioritizing the spending.
Has anyone heard Beto O'Rourke talk about winding down the massively expensive war machine, like progressives did in 2006? How 'bout Ted Cruz getting in front of Brady's Tax Cut 2.0? Not a chance.
But they want you to stand with them too.
In the "Simsboro counties" just east of Austin, your state officials (on both sides of the aisle) play it safe as a critical and ancient aquifer is raided by profiteers and municipalies
Meanwhile, the water wars in central Texas are proving to be all we told you for the last 5 years they would become. They are massive wealth transfers of an irreplacable asset. This is no time to be wasting -- or fouling -- drinking water or what planet to these people live on
But all of what we lay out above is about one thing -- democracy. Democracy is the issue! We want to know who, besides independents, are going to fight for it by uniting and educating voters to work together to find a way out of this mess.
Independent voters are getting organized. We will determine the outcome of tight races in 2018. LIV is working to ensure that independent voters get something out of these elections -- the protection and expansion of small "d" democracy. Democracy is THE issue!