Shenanigans and deceptions in CD36 – just vote for Mike Jackson!

Politics can be bizarre. And bizarrer. Is that even a word? I doubt it but what other word fits what Steve Stockman has tried to do to State Sen. Mike Jackson in the race for the new CD-36 seat? Bizzaro certainly applies but I don’t think that is a word either. In case you missed it (thankfully most have), the despicable Steve Stockman is passing this bovine-processed-hay around:

Steve Stockman false mailer

Let’s just be clear – nothing in that piece of $%#$ document is true and it is fitting that a dufus like Stockman put these lies out. But, for the record, let’s address three of these bogus claims:

Stockman alleges Mike Jackson is “pro-choice”  - Laughable

Mike Jackson has been praised by Texas Alliance for Life on his campaign Facebook page.  In posting their appreciation, Texas Alliance for Life noted:

“Thank you Sen. Jackson for supporting SB 7 which is the statutory basis for excluding Planned Parenthood from the Women’s Health Program.”

In 2011, Jackson had a 100% Texas Right to Life rating

During the last State Legislative session, Jackson supported the Sonogram Bill and legislation to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers in the State of Texas.

Jackson has also earned 100% Pro-Life ratings in previous legislative sessions:

2007 – Texas Right to Life

2003 – Texas Right to Life

And named an Anti-choice (read, Anti-abortion) Legislator in 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2009 by the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL):

http://www.prochoicetexas.org/instate/2003legislativeguide_sen.shtml

http://www.prochoicetexas.org/instate/2005legislativeguide_sen.shtml

http://www.prochoicetexas.org/instate/2007legislativeguide_sen01.shtml

http://www.prochoicetexas.org/instate/2009legislativeguide_sen01-02.shtml

Fact: Stockman’s claims are enormously dishonest and a pathetic attempt to smear Senator Jackson’s deeply-held beliefs that life begins at conception and should be protected by the laws of our nation.

Stockman alleges Mike Jackson supported giving Texas driver’s licenses and voting rights to “Mexicans” – Laughable on the “Are you serious? scale” 

Stockman ignorantly cites SB 2027 from the 80th Legislative Session as a bill that allows “Mexicans” to acquire and Texas driver’s license and later voting rights.  The fact is, SB 2027 required applicants for an enhanced Texas driver’s license “. . .to provide proof of U.S. citizenship, identity and state residency. . .”

Fact:  SB 2027 from the 80th Legislative Session applied ONLY to U.S. Citizens.  Stockman is either ignorant of the law or willfully misleading in his description.  In addition, Sen. Jackson fully supported and voted in favor of the Voter ID law.

Stockman alleges Mike Jackson voted to create an Income Tax in the State of Texas – okay, it is time to throw this idiot Stockman under the bus and be done with him. 

Sen. Mike Jackson has stood firmly on the side of property tax relief for Texans and has opposed tax increases.  He has an extensive list of awards from pro-business, conservative, and taxpayer watchdog organizations including: Champion of Small Business from the National Coalition for Capitol; Taxpayer Advocate Award from Texans for Fiscal Responsibility; and various Champion of Free Enterprise Awards from the Texas Association of Businesses.  Sen. Jackson would not have earned these awards if he had been a tax and spend liberal as Stockman would have people believe.

FactThe State of Texas does not have an income tax and Mike Jackson has never supported an income tax.  As noted in the Austin American Statesman (5/11/05passage of HB3 did not include an income tax and in fact, reduced taxes on property owners:

Tuesday afternoon, Sen. John Carona, R-Dallas, said that he and at least a third of the Senate made it clear they would not vote to consider a bill that included the state tax.

A statewide property tax has the potential to tie the hands of local school boards,” Carona said. “It will result in less long-term funding for our schools.”

Once senators removed the state property tax, the tax bill called for the maximum school property tax rate to go from $1.50 per $100 in property value to $1.30 this fall. Then, in fall 2007, the rate would fall to $1.15.”

I can’t even to begin to tell you how much this crap ticks me off. As a voter in CD-36, I think it is important that you know the truth about this clown, Steve Stockman. He was horrible as a rep his first time around, which is why he lost to Democrat Nick Lampson – who else could possibly lose to Nick Lampson? Go here to read all you want to about this clown.

I hope you join me and that you vote for the only proven conservative leader in this race: State. Sen. Mike Jackson.

Don’t believe the lies – check the record! Mike has been a solid conservative for us in SD11. Don’t mess around and vote for a proven loser like Stockman or any of the wannabes that are spending thousands upon thousands in this race to trick you.

I refuse to fall for the bait – vote for Mike Jackson and make a difference in Congress.