Leadership elections provide insight into the agenda of each party—and the Democrats once again showed how out of touch they are with the people of our state. Missouri House Democrats selected a PROMO and NARAL Pro-Choice America endorsed trial lawyer who co-sponsored a bill that would have raised income taxes by more than $2 billion. By contrast, House Republicans rallied behind Steve Tilley, a pro-life optometrist who has consistently fought for lower taxes and common-sense Missouri values. The difference in the governing philosophy of each party is clear—and these selections demonstrate once again why it is vital that Republicans retain control of the General Assembly.
Note: Mike Talboy co-sponsored HB 567, a bill that would have increased income taxes by more than $2 billion.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Missouri GOP rips Democrats choice of Talboy as leader
In a statement issued Monday, the Missouri Republican Party praised its choice of Steven Tilley as successor to Speaker of the House Ron Richard and ripped the Democrats' selection of Mike Talboy, Kansas City, as their leader: