"The top regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Thursday criticized several Republican proposals to address the companies' future as either unnecessary or counterproductive." Most importantly, the proposals are detrimental to his personal finances.
"House Democrats gathered a hand full of "real folks" at midday Friday to illustrate the "devastating" cuts that Republicans' "slashing" of Texas' budget would cause." Read, Democratic activists on the Government dole. (And yes, I saw that one of them was a veteran. No, I'm not saying Veteran's should not get benefits *And neither is anyone else for that matter*)