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Texas Republicans formally support Tesla sales in Texas

Discussion in 'Texas' started by TexasEV, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. TexasEV

    TexasEV Active Member

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    This was the headline today in Harvey Kronberg's Quorum Report daily buzz:
    http://www.quorumreport.com/buzz/buzz.cfm

    From an SREC resolution approved overwhelmingly: "The Republican Party of Texas favors allowing consumers to purchase cars directly from manufacturers."

    SREC stands for State Republican Executive Committee. I can't find anything about this yet on the Texas Republican Party website.

    This was posted in a TMC general forum on energy and environment. Mods, sorry for the cross post but no one would have seen it there.
     
  2. bollar

    bollar Disgruntled Member

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    Well, that seems especially helpful on the Senate side. Haven't seen too many Republicans lining up to join Senator Hancock.
     
  3. Beryl

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    Excellent. Somewhat surprised that there exists an inkling of sanity in Texas government.
     
  4. BerTX

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    Anybody know what this means, if anything? Republican Senate, Republican House, Republican Governor, Republican Lt Governor, and the Republicans state they want manufacturers to be able to sell directly.

    Sounds like a slam-dunk, but I doubt it.
     
  5. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    My guess is that the Republican Party includes everyone but the elected officials.
     
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    Yes - don't let your guard or efforts down. Could just be a ploy wherein they negotiate this position away to get something else. Can't trust any of 'em!
     
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    Sounds good...always Keep your efforts up....
     
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    If you support it, then vote on it! !Get it off the table and onto the Governor's desk! Saying you support it is meaningless if you don't actually support it.
     
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    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Did that. Got a canned reply that in essence said "Don't bother me, talk to the legislators, I won't do squat".
     
  10. purplewalt

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    Actions speak far louder than words.
    If the Republicans had wanted to "support" Tesla sales in Texas, due to the sheer number of Republicans in office, they could have made it happen.

    So I guess it was just Grand Standing, and not authentic support.
     
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    The powers-to-be that want to restrict sales and subvert a free-market economy has nothing to do conservatives. Far from it. The entrenched business interests who desire an unfair advantage go far beyond politics.
     
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    It all starts with grand standing and moral support, to see how it stands up to scrutiny.

    And then overtime slowly it translates to actionable concrete support.

    Patience.
     
  13. BerTX

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    I found it interesting that the bill to legalize marijuana in Texas seemed to mirror what happened with the Tesla bill. Many legislators came out as supporting the bill (or at least not opposing it), but one legislator got blamed for killing the bill.

    Is this a new political maneuver, allowing the majority of the legislators to be able to come out in favor of something to satisfy their constituents opinion of them, knowing full well that the bill will never see the light of day, so their special interest group funding them are still satisfied?
     
  14. purplewalt

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    I did not ascribe anyone as being conservative or not.
    Simply if you talk the talk, then walk the walk.

    If the Republicans formally "Support" Tesla sales in Texas, then they should grow a spine and follow through.
    And do something about it.
    Note: this was the Republican Party, not the Conservative Party.

    From the top down, Texas elected officials are primarily (almost exclusively) Republicans, so even if anyone (else) opposed them, they would be run over or out-flanked due to the sheer numbers of Republicans.
    In essence, the Republicans have no one to blame but themselves for not acting on it.
    Otherwise, don't go Grand Standing for free-market economy et al.

    Do what you say you are going to do, because lip service does no one any good.
     

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