Vote No on Texas Proposition 6, Nov 5th, 2013Submitted by Ulfilas on Wed, 09/25/2013 - 09:08
Conservatives and Conservationists unite!
If you hate government slush funds and bogeymans and wasteful use of natural resources for Govt/Corporate interests, then do I have a bill for you!
Perry, aka the second coming of LBJ, and friends (Joe Strauss, Dewhurst) will be pushing for voters to support Proposition 6 come November.
It is an amendment to the Texas Constitution and has already passed the Texas Senate with no dissenting votes, and the Texas House with 16 dissenters.
Capriglione; Fallon; Goldman; Gooden; Isaac; Klick; Krause; Laubenberg; Perry; Schaefer; Simpson; Stickland; Taylor; Thompson, E.; Turner, E.S.; Zedler.
(all republican) Simpson and Strickland are avid Ron Paul fans.
The bill text is titled, ”Creating funds to assist in the financing of priority projects in the state water plan.”
Texas history of politicians handling our water resources needs no introduction. J. Evetts Haley called LBJ's creation of the LCRA one of the most communist, New Deal-esque plots of Texas history.
The real title of this bill should be titled, "Texas' Californization bill", because we will be repeating the history of Los Angeles' past (Diverting water from Owen's valley to LA). Perry and friends will be diverting rural water resources to major urban areas where the corporations will be thankful, tax revenues flow freely, and urban sprawl dominate. I truly believe science has been dumbed down in this state to the point no one understands the basic law of conservation of mass. If a finite amount of rain falls in the state, much less 'directly over or into our reservoirs', then that is the only amount of rain you will have within our borders. No amount of political wizardry can create more water by fiat (ex, see Federal reserves' run away printing press for correlation).
Damning it wont make water more available, you will only be stretching the resource further and diverting it from rural land owners. More rivers and streams being damned into large surface area lakes will only exasperate the evaporation rate of surface water. The majority of the rain in Texas falls in the Eastern half of the state. Toledo bend and Rayburn have been somewhat successful in this matter. I doubt Perry will want to build lakes in East Texas and pay to pipe it to Austin, San Antonio, Houston, or Dallas (though we already do to some degree). Anything built West of I-35 has a snow ball in hell's chance of succeeding.
The liberals in Austin whine and moan that their precious Lake Travis is going dry. Well guess what? A damn lake wasn't meant to be there in the first place much less, be supported by Austin's arid climate.
Expect more of the same headlines, water diverted to meet the needs of the collective in the inner cities, and less water for rural communities and farmers. The entire bill is a cash cow for Perry and his cronies, I still laugh whenever he espouses his 'conservative values'.
Vote No on Prop 6 this November 5th, 2013.
The assault on rural America continues, led by supposed GOP leadership no less.