Bill White: The TT Interview

*Editor's note: This story has been corrected.

Four years ago, Democrat Bill White ended a successful stint as mayor of Houston and quickly launched his campaign for Texas governor. His Republican opponent, Gov. Rick Perry, won that race with a campaign that focused largely on painting White as an Obama-style liberal bent on overspending.

In his new book, America’s Fiscal Constitution, White counters that depiction by blasting both the current president and his predecessor for a lack of fiscal discipline. Over the course of 408 pages, White frames the country’s increase in debt spending since 2001 as reckless and ...

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