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Bailey Jones

Yes - the Rainy Day Fund. What is the state waiting for, an asteroid?

Carlos Ponce

The asteroid won't hit until 2029.

Jim Forsythe

A car-size asteroid hits the Earth on average at least once a year.

Chuck DiFalco

The Texas rainy day fund should be first used to cover the shortfall in sales tax revenues (earmarked for the state) to fund current state budgetary obligations. This will prevent drastic reductions in state services and/or state employee numbers, salaries, and benefits. Then Texas should use the fund top pay for direct costs on its own facilities and staff due to the pandemic. Then the legislature can debate what do to with the rest of the fund.

Chuck DiFalco

"More certain is what the consequences of government actions have been on the U.S. economy and the ability of Americans to lead productive, independent lives."

Thank you, Mr. Smith, in pointing out the direct effect of state, county, and city lockdowns by governors and local elected officials. "The virus did it" is a false narrative. Preventing American workers and businesses from being self sufficient is not sustainable.

Harvey Mueller

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