Here is your Morning Brief for the morning of January 25, 2013. Give Chad your feedback below and tune in to The Chad Hasty Show for these and many more topics from 8:30 to 11 am.

Lubbock Chamber

1. Sales Tax Increase

Today we will continue to discuss the possibility of a sales tax increase. The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce announced that according to their poll, most in Lubbock would support a temporary sales tax increase to pay for projects from the Imagine Lubbock Together findings. Of course the lawmakers would have to change the law in order for that to happen. Pressure from some leaders in Lubbock has already been put on Rep. John Frullo and Rep. Charles Perry. according to a few sources.

While the Chamber says most people support the measure, the audience yesterday was not as accepting. No one that called in liked this idea and many wisely and correctly pointed out that you can't trust the word temporary when dealing with taxes.

What do you think?


Not surprisingly, LISD trustees decided to OK an anti-voucher resolution yesterday. According to reports, LISD approved a resolution opposing any type of voucher plan that state lawmakers could come up with. At the same time though, LISD trustees talked up their own publicity campaign. A campaign that seeks to compete with other districts.

So why would LISD shoot down vouchers? Because they hate competition. Instead of making schools better by dumping the bad teachers, they would rather complain about not getting enough money.

3. Feinstein's Gun Ban (link)

Senator Feinstein called for banning over 150 different types of firearms yesterday. According to the Daily Caller:

California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein staged a dramatic press conference Thursday on Capitol Hill with 10 weapons at her side and unveiled legislation instituting a government ban on more than 150 types of firearms, including rifles, pistols and shotguns.

Flanked by other anti-gun liberal lawmakers, including New York Sen. Chuck Schumer and Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, Feinstein announced the introduction of the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2013.”

The legislation being pushed by Feinstein — who has long history of calling for gun bans — would prohibit the sale, transfer, importation and manufacture of certain firearms.

During the press event at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, the Democrats described these firearms as “dangerous military-style assault weapons.” The bill would also ban high-capacity ammunition feeding devices that can hold more than 10 rounds.

Feinstein said the country’s “weak” gun laws allow massacres like the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting occur.

“Getting this bill signed into law will be an uphill battle, and I recognize that — but it’s a battle worth having,” Feinstein said in literature handed to reporters at the Thursday event.

Luckily, there is no way that this gets through Congress right now. This obsession with "military-style" guns is just stupid, but that is who lawmakers are appealing to. Those who are stupid. Click on the link above to see the full list of guns Feinstein would ban.

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