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Is It Time for a Change in HD-27?

By FBCStaff-If you attended Missouri City’s Leadership Luncheon you might have been skeptical when you heard Texas State Rep Ron Reynolds say the Texas economy had fallen to number 21. So I did some research and here’s what I found.  He was using a talking point memo from the democrat party:
“So we paid mind in December when the Texas Democratic Party said in a press release: “With Republicans like Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick in the driver’s seat, Texas’ economy has plummeted from 3 to 21.” The release also said: “Our state’s economy is slipping.”

Really?

Typically we’d Truth-O-Meter such a claim. But in this case, we ran up against a clear-cut conflict of interest; the cited rankings were devised three years apart by Louis Jacobson–a senior PolitiFact correspondent in Washington.”

Dem press release:
https://www.txdemocrats.org/press/under-republican-gov-abbott-texas-economy-declines-to-21st-in-the-nation

Politifact article refuting the press release:
http://www.politifact.com/texas/article/2017/mar/28/texas-economy-falls-3-21-probably-oil-slump-democr/

Rep Reynolds started his talk by saying, “not to be too partisan but….”  I fully understand he was playing to the democrat base but how does this benefit us when an elected official deliberately misleads.

Many of us have found Rep Reynolds usually willing to find common ground.  I was surprised and disappointed he felt he needed a memo designed to misinform.

Rep Reynolds is up for election next year.  Perhaps it is time to elect someone to HD-27 that will represent all citizens and not use partisan press releases to mislead and misinform us on issues. HD-27 deserves better than this.

 

 

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