At long last, the business community seems to have awakened to the fact that there is an election going on. The Texas Future Business Alliance PAC has raised–wait for it–$112,000 to support members who favor infrastructure improvements.
I wish I could celebrate the news, but the truth is that contributing $112,000 to races in this frenzied political climate is like bringing a knife to a gunfight. It’s better than nothing, I suppose, but it isn’t going to move the needle, and it shouldn’t get the business community off the hook for failing to participate robustly. Business interests are going to have to do a lot better than $112,000 if they plan to make a difference.