First time I heard about this I had to find something hard to drink. I just wish Texas would leave the Union, it would be a very patriotic act on their part.
Beach, if a dozen states followed Texas into secession, would they call themselves the United Deficit States of America?
Scary...that's all I can say
I am always interested to see which law school a particular legislator attended. From Barton's official biographical data:Joe Barton was born on September 15, 1949 in Waco, Texas. An avid baseball player growing up, he earned a four-year Gifford-Hill Opportunity Award scholarship to Texas A&M University, where he was the outstanding industrial engineering student for the Class of 1972. After earning a Master's of Science degree in Industrial Administration from Purdue University, he joined Ennis Business Forms, where he rose to the position of Assistant to the Vice President. In 1981, he was selected for the prestigious White House Fellows Program, and served as an aide to then-Energy Secretary James B. Edwards. He returned to Texas in 1982 as a natural gas decontrol consultant for Atlantic Richfield Oil and Gas Company before being elected to Congress.Mr. Barton never made it to law school. Not a requirement for office holders, of course. But still . . . . .
That's what breathing benzine does to one's thinking processes. He's a long time fossil fuel industry hack.
Yeah, this was the guy who apologized to the CEO of BP after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. He apparently thought it was wrong for the government to ask BP to compensate the victims of the spill.
Gawd. . . . .
Wacko from Waco?