The Amarillo state senator published an op-ed piece in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on Sunday called “Who Will Watch the Watchers,” in which he criticizes Sullivan for what he calls “fraudulent misrepresentation of voting records” by him and his “misnamed special interest group,” Texans for Fiscal Responsibility.
Sullivan had lashed out at Seliger two weeks ago, so it’s always good to see someone take on a bully. Since a link is not available to the piece, here are some excerpts from Seliger’s op-ed:
Let’s set the record straight - Mr. Sullivan is a lobbyist for a special interest group that has lobbied to replace property taxes with a double digit state sales tax (possibly higher than 20% in a down economy) on all purchases including medical care and housing. Why doesn’t Mr. Sullivan just come out and say he favors Texas having the highest state sales tax in the country?…
Another example of how absurd Mr. Sullivan’s group is with their bogus “Fiscal Conservative” ratings is the vote they used in 2009 on state health oversight of open water recreation areas to prevent outbreaks of bacterial diarrhea. If you voted to prevent sickness from bacterial diarrhea, you got a bad ‘fiscal conservative’ rating. In other words, Mr. Sullivan supported bacterial diarrhea. I opposed it. …
Such is the case with Austin special interest lobbyist Michael Quinn Sullivan and his misnamed special interest group. Whereas, differing views and interpretations are a constitutional right of free speech, fraudulent manipulation of voting records is shameful and needs to be condemned.
UPDATE: The link to the op-ed went up right after I published this post: http://bit.ly/vDOF82
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