In Texas, fiscal responsibility isn't just a campaign slogan. It's a governing philosophy that's established Texas as one of the most fiscally sound states in the nation and the best place in America to do business. Over the past seven years as Lt. Governor, David Dewhurst has worked to control government spending, erase a $10 billion budget deficit and pass the largest tax cut in Texas history--reducing local school property taxes by more than $7 billion per year. In 2009, he passed real economic stimulus legislation, cutting taxes for 40,000 small businesses in Texas. Today, Texas has a balanced budget and a responsible "rainy day" reserve to ensure that taxes remain low in the future.