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In this LIV Newsletter:
First Cruz/Beto Debate, Beto Scores, Both Have Two More Chances!
O'Rourke also referenced the $21 trillion federal debt (Ross Perot's "crazy aunt in the basement" that neither party talks about these days) and mentioned us -- "independents" -- throughout the debate.
Cruz stuck to his core Republican script. But, there are two more debates!
The next one is this coming THIS Sunday, September 30, 6-7 pm at the University of Houston.
Many thanks to Unite Houston for their assistance and guidance in getting this event together!
Both parties have abandoned any serious discussion of federal deficits and the towering federal debt. Who pays? We all do, but particularly incoming generations. This is not right, folks.
San Antonio Debate, October 16th
The exact time and place of the San Antonio and third debate between Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke has not been set yet.
We are delighted that foreign policy will be part of this debate. We are hearing from independents the same refrain on foreign policy:
But, haven't you wondered why neither major party candidates are talking about that elephant in the room -- never-ending interventionist wars -- that bust our budget, our credibility and do real harm to masses of people across the globe, including our own.
LCRA Heats Up Water War in Simsboro Counties East of Austin
The siege on the Simsboro formation of the Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer just 35 miles east of where Gov. Greg Abbot sleeps is the dream of every water marketer and rogue municipal water utility in Texas -- namely San Antonio Water System (SAWS). Now the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) has joined the party by expanding into selling groundwater and coming for yet another mega-permit on the Simsboro -- an aquifer that does not recharge in human-life span.
Hundreds of citizens in the Simsboro counties have sprung into action -- recently and for years!
It is up to voters themselves to come together across partisan lines to stop the "California Water Model" of moving masses of water for development in dry areas from ravaging Texas.
San Antonio & Austin City Halls Fight Petitions for Public Votes!
Austin: Austin Mayor Steve Adler and his majority Council voted to divert hundreds of millions of property tax dollars and public land slated for affordable housing for a private soccer stadium deal. The final deal is being negotiated in secrecy and the final contract will not be reviewed or voted on by Council.
At the very same time, the Adler majority is attempting to squash petitions placed on the ballot for citizens to control major development decisions involving billions of dollars (Prop J) and for an independent financial audit (Prop K).
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg is uniting the real estate lobby to defeat Props A, B and C. All measures deserve full consideration to vote YES, but we at LIV are most concerned to see the passage of Prop A for fair petition requirements for voter referendum -- the mother of all reform in our municipalities.
Current rules in San Antonio for petitions for public votes on repealing a City Council action is 75,000 signatures in only 40 days. The state of Texas sets rules for petition rules to amend city charters. Those petitions require no MORE THAN 20,000 signatures in 180 days.
Had San Antonio voters had Prop A's petition requirements in place when the $3.4 billion, and growing, Vista Ridge water and ratepayer grab was forced on them, this would have stopped this destructive project in its tracks. This is why the real estate related lobbies and City Hall insiders are now fully engaged, promising to spend $2 million to defeat all propositions, with Prop A in the bullseye.
Folks, we cannot let the two major parties keep us deaf, dumb and blind.
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Hoping to see you somewhere in Texas!