Joe Pags – WOIA radio afternoon drive time host in San Antonio – exposes Ted Cruz for his early attack ads and aggressively challenges him when he refuses to answer questions. Jump to 9 minutes or so in to listen: May 9, 2012 Joe Pags interview with Ted Cruz He dances all around the question, until Pags gets irritated.
You can read the legal brief that calls Cruz the “Counsel of Record,” here. Wouldn’t that make him the “lead” lawyer for the appeal?
And here’s the 2005 Wall Street Journal opinion piece that Cruz claims “proves” his accusations against Dewhurst. There is no other “proof.”
(The real story on the “wage tax” comments is nowhere in this editorial: there was discussion about the best way to levy the franchise business tax that was being updated to include businesses across the board, some of which were exempted up to that time. Should the tax be on gross receipts before taxes and expenses were deducted or should it be on profit? The question was never whether employees would be taxed, but whether their employers would be given credit for employing them, paying their wages and giving benefits. Dewhurst was in favor of allowing employers to deduct the wages and benefits given, and then only assessing the tax on profits. In other words, he was against any “wage tax.”)