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The Spenders Won in 2011

FBCStaff-Our very own rep Olson told us it was a victory, but for whom?

Amid this month’s payroll tax fracas, few noticed that Congress passed a 1,200-page, $1 trillion omnibus spending bill for fiscal 2012. Maybe no one in Washington boasted because it’s a victory for spending as usual. Republicans—in the House and Senate—need a […]

Is Pelosi Feeling the Heat?

FBCStaff-Calif. Rep Nancy Pelosi may be feeling the heat from recent exposures about her insider trading.

“She would retire right now, if the donors she has didn’t want her to stay so badly. They know she wants to leave, though. They think she’s destined for the wilderness. Pelosi’s revelation is significant, given that her mother […]

The Chickens of Debt Ceiling Deal Have Come Home to Roost

FBCStaff-What were they thinking?

“Today, the Treasury Department has announced that Obama will ask for another $1.2 trillion increase in the debt ceiling, carrying our national debt to $16.394 trillion by next year. This will bring Obama’s total share of the debt to $5.77 trillion by the end of his tenure, far more than any […]

Did House Republicans “Cave In”? Pete Olson Begs to Differ

FBCStaff-SESHADRI KUMAR of the Fort Bend Independent reported on a recent conservation with Rep Olson:

“On Christmas Eve, the House Republicans “caved in” to the Democrats’ demand for an abbreviated two-month payroll tax cut instead of the Republicans’ plan to have the tax cut extended for one year.

Despite the sound policy and principle behind […]

“We Are a Nation of Laws, Not of Men”

FBCStaff-The famous quote was credited to John Adams. It is being tested this election season.

In Washington D. C., Atty General Holder is vowing to overturn any Voter ID laws using the Voter’s Right Act.

In California:

“The citizens’ commission had pledged to create districts based on testimony from the communities themselves, not from parties […]

Merry Christmas to All

FBCStaff-Looking out of my office window in 2009

SCOTUS Upholds Indiana Voter ID Law

FBCStaff-Atty Gen Holder has vowed to block the preclearance of the Texas Voter ID law.

“The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can require voters to produce photo identification without violating their constitutional rights, validating Republican-inspired voter ID laws.

In a splintered 6-3 ruling, the court upheld Indiana’s strict photo ID requirement, which Democrats and […]

2011 Holiday Lighting Winners

From QV Garden Club: The Quail Valley Garden Club Committee led by Jackie Walker consisted of six people who reviewed and four members who selected from those homes with lights on between December 12 and 15th as announced in the Quail Valley Newsletter to every resident as well as in the Valley View News and […]

Rick Miller Files for Texas House District 26

Rick Miller files for Texas House District 26

Rick Miller, former Chairman of the Republican Party of Fort Bend County, experienced business executive and retired Naval Captain filed his paperwork with the Fort Bend County GOP on Friday to make his candidacy for District 26 official.

Following a successful four year stint as county chairman, […]

Key Texas Election Dates

H/T to Michael Li @

Assuming the new election schedule holds, here’s a rundown of key dates for the primary cycle, including financial reporting deadlines:

January 15, 2012 – State, county & local candidates must submit finance report for period July 1 – December 31, 2011. January 27, 2012 – Last day a vacancy […]