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Old 09-02-2011, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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This is NOT what we need.

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He says whatever people want to hear and promises them whatever they want to be promised. He takes care of his fat cat donors. He makes millions for himself until eventually he cashes in and leaves town. He will throw the interests and needs of his contituents under the bus. School teachers lose their jobs. Class sizes across the state increases. Children are robbed of educational opportunities. Slick Rick's mean and lean economic policies continue to chip away at the sustainability and dignity of the elderly's final years of life.

Texas leads the nation in low end minimum-wage jobs. Some 550,000 workers last year were paid at or below the federal $7.25 minimum wage, more than double the number making those wages in 2008 (CNNMoney.com, Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Texas shares with Mississippi the dubious title of having the highest percentage of minimum wage workers in the U.S., 9.5% (CNNMoney.com, 8/12/11).

Many of those Texas positions don't offer health benefits. Even with these new low level jobs, because of Texas' population growth, it would need to create another 629,000 jobs or 5.6% more positions just to reach its pre-recession employment level (Economic Policy Institute).

Doug Hall, who works at the Economic Policy Institute, stated, "They (Texans) have a long way to go before they get back to a positive place." Texas also has other resources most states don't that have nothing to do with Gov. Perry. Texas is rich in natural resources and has benefited from the high price of oil and gas exploration (CNNMoney.com).

Gov. Perry also signed a Tea Party- type budget in 5/2011 that slashes $15 billion in spending over the next two years. This budget could result in the loss of 100,000 jobs. Thousands of teachers, a vital investment in Texas' future, are already feeling the impact of more than $5 billion in cuts to education funding (CNNMoney.com).

Fiscal "hawk" Perry fought against raising taxes. However, he didn't mind raising the state's debt from zero, when he took over, to $37.8 billion in 2010 (Recio, McClatchy Newspapers, 8/12/11).


Burnt Orange Report: Rick Perry is a Ponzi Scheme
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:44 AM
 
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what a load of political liberal spin!

The budget was cut because the NATIONAL ECONOMY THAT BAMMER HAS RUINED STINKS!
Texas has created 40% of all the jobs created in the USA in the last 14 months!
Texas high unemployment is NOT about Texas it is about the utter misery in liberal states that has driven tens of thousands from those states to move to TEXAS.

Cant one single liberal just ONCE tell the truth?????????
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:46 AM
 
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what a load of political liberal spin!

The budget was cut because the NATIONAL ECONOMY THAT BAMMER HAS RUINED STINKS!
Texas has created 40% of all the jobs created in the USA in the last 14 months!
Texas high unemployment is NOT about Texas it is about the utter misery in liberal states that has driven tens of thousands from those states to move to TEXAS.

Cant one single liberal just ONCE tell the truth?????????
40 percent means nothing if they are all minimum wage jobs.

ive got bigger problems with perry though.

he seems to love illegals and the idea of mexico and the united states combining together.
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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40 percent means nothing if they are all minimum wage jobs.
7.xx > 0.00

Can any math whizzes confirm this for me?

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ive got bigger problems with perry though.
You know, I'm totally on the fence with Perry. If libs continue to attack him, I'll have to reinvestigate that and vote for the first (R) for president in my life. Have always written in or voted third party before.

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he seems to love illegals and the idea of mexico and the united states combining together.
Meh, 6 in one hand (Obama) half dozen in the other (Perry)
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:04 AM
 
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7.xx > 0.00

Can any math whizzes confirm this for me?

You know, I'm totally on the fence with Perry. If libs continue to attack him, I'll have to reinvestigate that and vote for the first (R) for president in my life. Have always written in or voted third party before.

Meh, 6 in one hand (Obama) half dozen in the other (Perry)
Liberals don't like Perry because they see him as being a Religious Fundie Neocon.

They don't like Paul because of his desire for a smaller fed.

Bachmann is just plain crazy, there are just too many reasons to list for her.

Romney - he has done a good job about being vague.
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Liberals don't like Perry because they see him as being a Religious Fundie Neocon.
Won't matter in a depressed economy.

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They don't like Paul because of his desire for a smaller fed.
uber-liberal HuffPo posters would disagree. Some are even (gasp) rediscovering the "individual responsibility" mantra.

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Bachmann is just plain crazy, there are just too many reasons to list for her.
She's going nowhere.

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Romney - he has done a good job about being vague.
^ this
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:07 AM
 
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7.xx > 0.00

Can any math whizzes confirm this for me?
Confirmed
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:10 AM
 
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The Democratic smear machine is ramping up just like they did with Palin.

I guess we can take it that means the Democrats have that cold feeling in the pits of their stomachs that Perry will take the WH in 2012.
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:10 AM
 
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Won't matter in a depressed economy.


^ this
Fighting foreign wars in a depressed economy is not going to help the economy. That is the greatest fear with Perry. (NeoCon). Just Bush 2.0.
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:11 AM
 
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I think you will find that a lot of independents will go for Romney. He seems the least controversial of all candidates, including BO. He is keeping a low profile, smart.
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