Special Sessions Suck (SSS)
Why can't Texas Legislators resolve urgent issues within the regular legislative session every 2 years? In other words, why can't the Governor and Legislators do the jobs they were voted-in to do?
Why do they drool for special sessions at a cost of $4 million per session?
Special Sessions should be renamed Special Interest Sessions because many of the topics never come up in a regular session in which many of the bills would never be approved. The rules of engagement are different in a Special Session because a lesser majority is needed to pass various special interest bills.
One of the special interest topics is the never-ending redistricting issue. The majority GOP legislature just wants more and more seats so that Democrats never get the opportunity to grab control of either House or Senate. The ploy of redistricting is endless, yet the law on redistricting state that redrawing political maps should be done once every 10 years, not every 2 years.
It doesn't matter to any of them that the parties resemble one thrown by the Mad Hatter in "Alice in Wonderland."
Legislators refused to pass the bill for term limits, so intelligent Texans should enforce term limits by voting out all incumbents EVERY year. Legislators are feeling too cozy with our tax dollars and there needs to be a shake-up.
In addition, Governor Perry needs to retire. After all, he already is receiving his retirement pay while also getting his regular salary. Once a con man always a con man.