Texans deserve to have their tax dollars spent wisely and efficiently. To keep Texas economically free and prosperous in the future, state and local governments should strive to use only the money they have and avoid loans and bonds to the extent possible. Moreover, state budgets should omit any pork barrel spending and limit themselves to fund only the core functions of government. And ultimately, if there are funds left over after funding these core functions, these funds should be saved to pay for these functions the following year – or returned back to the taxpayers. By living within its means year to year, our legislature can create a stable, free economic environment for generations to come.