This will in fact create an incredible burden upon the taxpayers of Texas. Human services will be stretched extremely thin. These people will unfortunately be dependent upon public assistance programs such as welfare, food stamps and medicaid for the forseeable future. Also, how many of these people have an ongoing relationship with the criminal justice system? People may end up with arrest warrants for jumping bail, failure to appear or mandatory drug testing violations. Others may be considered fugitives for not reporting to probation or parole officers. Could be that alot of people just got a get-out-of jail-free card. The law enforcement community of Texas and especially Houston may be in for a BIG surprise.
The senior Dem on the governmental affairs committee
Senator Joe Lieberman: "Mr. Brown, I thank you very much. I will certainly support your nomination. I will do my best to move it through the Committee as soon as possible so we can have you fully and legally at work in your new position. In the meantime, I thank you very much. I thank your family for their support of you, and at this point, we will adjourn the hearing."