U.S. military exercises took place in seven states recently, including Texas, which put its National Guard on alert in response.
Texans are afraid because a scary swath of gerrymandered constituents hates the president and the feds for their imaginary treading on Texas, despite the following:
Texas has consumed far more taxpayer dollars from the federal budget than it has paid in six of the past eight years. The money it takes from the taxpayers is going to military expenditures, cleaning up the state’s toxic environments and addressing the needs of an increasingly impoverished population, according to a 2012 Dallas Morning News analysis.
And, according to Wallethub.com, Texas in 2015 pays only 79 cents for every federal tax dollar it gets back.
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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz reassured his tea party supporters that he, personally, would call the Pentagon. The want-to-play-president Cruz soothed his misinformed constituents thusly after confirmation: The government was not, in fact, invading Texas.
There are two plausible solutions for the country at large, most of us sick to death of the politics of Texas.
Caveat: It is important to allow sufficient time for normal, intelligent people to escape the state of Texas, before implementation of either of the following options.
Option 1: Allow Texas to secede, affording the rest of us some tax relief.
Option 2: Give Texas back to Mexico, which surely would address its border issues.
The latter choice offers the added benefit of poetic justice.