The verdict is in and the federal stimulus plan has failed to create the jobs that were promised. In Texas, thankfully, while things aren't great, they're a lot better than in any other state around the country. We are blessed here with the strongest economy in the world. Let's not forget that. And it's due to strong conservative Republican leadership here that years ago decided against out of control spending and higher taxes. Stefani Carter will vote for additional tax cuts that allow employers to retain workers they may have laid off otherwise.