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  1. Mrs.PatsFanInVa

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    #24 Jersey

    Apparently they've gone to Texas.

    Well, almost half of them, anyhow.

    47% of all government jobs added in the US between 2007 and 2010 were added in Texas.

    Jared Bernstein | On the Economy

    Which might explain all those jobs Rick Perry claims to have created......little did we know he meant he really created them.

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    "Thank God for that stimulus I hated"
     
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    12,500 more Astro and Ranger's fans.

    .... I forgot the Texans and cowboys and Mavericks.
     
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    Arian Foster fills seats in stadiums. Filled seats mean more hot dogs, more beers, more sodas. More concessions mean more hot dog factories, and beer factories, and soda factories. It's clearly the work of Arian Foster.

    And the gubmit.
     
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    MSNBC has been all over Perry. Plenty of interviewing people holding office in Texas who give a lot of information on Perry. The guy is a little extreme and that will not play on a national scale. 115,000 new government jobs in Texas equals smaller government?
    Watched a Conan clip: Perry wanted to distance himself from Bush. He stated Bush went to Yale while he went to Texas A&M. That means Perry isn't as intelligent as Bush (it was pretty funny when Conan said it).
     
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    that's some messed up sh!t ... Bush vs Perry in the brain matter contest.
     
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    Perry and his religious fervor, frightens me.. Even Karl Rove does not like him.. but he does have lovely hair.

    This is the state that herarlds its tort reform, however that reform has only benefitted insurance companies, hospitals and doctors.. not the consumer.

    The sad facts behind Rick Perry’s Texas miracle - The Washington Post

     
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    Yes. I forgot his hair. He has my vote, screw it. I mean you know, look at that hair.

    I use to have hair...
     
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    Yes he has lovely hair.. no grey.

    Upon further review Texas is #3 in the country in federal funds received, they send the government about $13,500 each, but receive $30,500 per capita.. nice return on that investment.

    That damned government..

    Upon further review, he has defended his support of in-state college tuition for the children of illegal immigrants, saying those young people have lived in Texas for years, are on the path to citizenship, have studied hard and should be encouraged to get education or vocational training.
     
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    That ought to fly well with his base.

    Just in case anyone thinks he did not say the above - he did.

    In sharp contrast to the national Republican Party line, Texas Gov. Rick Perry still supports his state's version of the so-called DREAM Act, which permits foreign-born children of illegal immigrants to pay in-state college tuition. "To punish these young Texans for their parents' actions is not what America has always been about," the potential dark horse GOP candidate told the New Hampshire Union Leader in his first New Hampshire interview of the 2012 campaign cycle.

    Rick Perry Stands By Texas DREAM Act - US News and World Report
     
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    Does nothing to discount the amount of federal funds that flow into that state, in fact verifies it..
     
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    Federal funds proportionate to what?

    I keep hearing this as a talking point. The states kick up so much to the feds that would have been kept locally in revenues that the system is designed for the federal government to disperse -- there would have to be a mutual reduction of federal spending & taxation plus an increase in local spending & taxation to shift the dynamic that has been in the works since the introduction of the federal income tax.
     
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    So basically he is for the DREAM act, and likes providing an average of 17,000 per capita free money printed by the united states treasury to the people of texas (concentrated, of course, in the pockets of the "job creators," particularly those who created his job as governor.)

    I'm not sure he could duplicate that success at the national level. But then, if he were permitted to deficit spend on the federal level as he did at the Texas level, I suppose it's conceivable.

    I still don't know how he answers this ad:

    It's three a.m. The phone rings. The governor of Texas says he's seceding. What do you do?

    But I'm sure that's not that important.

    :facepalm:
     
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    It might be too soon to tell. We'll see what the long-term effect of lower malpractice premiums has on the availability and cost of care in Texas.

    New York exports doctors to Texas--Joseph M. Nixon - NYPOST.com

     
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    Some things that stuck out to me.


    739,000 people? Wow.

    I guess when you consider the fact that Texas has no state income tax, and a 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with a garage like this one, will run you under $80k in Dallas, it's no wonder why people are flocking there.

    5632 Grassy Ridge Trl Dallas TX - Home For Sale and Real Estate Listing - MLS #11589350 - Realtor.com®

    Can that price be legit?
     
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    How dare you confuse Darryl with all your fancy numbers and facts! He's having a hard enough time as it is keeping his head above water, this here will darn well overwhelm him!
     
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    And if you can't trust "A project of the Kaiser Foundation" for health stats, who can you trust?

    I remember going through the dollar value and percentage value of tort reform as compared with rising costs in general when we did all this a couple of years ago. I'd be very surprised if, as an isolated variable, the removal of access to the courts for victims of medical incompetence is entirely responsible for large movements in health care costs.

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    As usual you add nothing to the conversation.. except for the usual ad hominen attack. In the old days when they had effective moderation here that would not be allowed.. but these days the ignore button is on. And they advocate for new rules, while ignoring the old.
     
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    What we do know now is that malpractice insurance premiums have dropped, hospital profits are up and the cost of medical insurance has remained the same..there should have been a simultaneous deduction across the board.. that old trickle down theory that never seems to trickle down.
     

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