Joe Straus Walks Back Prop 6 Promises

January 30, 2014 5:37 am 0 comments

Joe Straus

Today Matt Beebe called out Representative Joe Straus for admitting his deceitful promotion of Proposition 6 as the key to “fully implementing” our state’s 50 year water plan.

The revelation came after an exchange between Beebe and Straus at the San Antonio Express News Editorial Board interview on January 28th where both candidates were present.

Speaker Straus seemed surprised by Mr. Beebe’s grasp of the water issues facing Texans, and was caught off-guard as Beebe pushed Straus on his dishonest marketing of Proposition 6 as something that would “fully implement” our state’s 50 year water plan.

In the recording released today by the Beebe campaign, Straus admits that Proposition 6 did not really address the full water needs as he had previously marketed, and acknowledges that it will merely “help”.

Beebe commented on this recording saying, “Joe Straus spent millions of dollars telling Texans that Prop 6 would ‘fully implement’ the state water plan, that passage would ‘ensure a sustainable water supply’, and guaranteed that ‘Proposition 6 will establish a long term water supply.’  With his back against the wall, he finally admitted that he sold Texans a false story.”

“Frankly, the most disturbing thing is how voters – who overwhelmingly want the legislature to secure water infrastructure for future generations – bought this deception hook, line, and sinker in November.”

“I hope, with further debates on the range of issues important to voters in District 121, the public will see additional questionable “facts” brought to light.”

Matt Beebe is a United States Air Force Veteran, father, and small business owner. A constitutional conservative, Beebe is running to reduce the size, power, and spending of government in Texas, and drive practical and efficient solutions in areas that are the proper role of State government.  Matt and his wife Nicole are proud parents to Joshua and Hannah, and are longtime residents of HD121 where the family regularly attends Alamo Heights United Methodist Church.

For more information, please visit votebeebe.com

Resources:

https://soundcloud.com/votebeebe/joe-straus-walks-back-promises

http://www.watertexas.com/about-prop-6-texas

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