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Old 04-21-2013, 09:51 AM
 
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Ask the resident of West, Tx if they feel safe...I guess we could your your logic on terrorism on American soil...since there is not that many, we should feel safe.
You would have to be a paranoid nut job to not feel safe on American soil. Though the southern border if very porous and not secure at all.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:52 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Federal law trumps state law though.


You have that backwards.


The states have always had more power than the centralized government.
What makes the USA unique, is we have a bottom up system of power. Not a top down, system of kings.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:55 AM
 
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Republicans have spent the better part of 30 years cutting, arguing against and trying to dismantle OSHA.
OSHA was implemented by a republican president and until the mid 90's congress was controlled by democrats.

Visual Guide: The Balance Of Power Between Congress and The Presidency (1945-2011) | WiredPen
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:58 AM
 
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You have that backwards.


The states have always had more power than the centralized government.
What makes the USA unique, is we have a bottom up system of power. Not a top down, system of kings.
Federal law supersedes state law. For example, no state can have a min wage lower than the federal minimum.
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Alameda, CA
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Watchdog sees pork in Sandy relief bill - Washington Times

When Cruz requests a bunch of pork be added to the federal aide for the town of West Texas, then you are welcome to comment on hypocrisy and I may even agree with you if that happens. Sandy aid went through inspite of being loaded with pork that was a burden on the taxpayers of the rest of the country. We are not looking for pork in Texas. Just the federal relief from a tragedy that our state deserves as much as any other state.
The article linked doesn't appear to offer any evidence that the Sandy Relief Bill as passed was "loaded with portk".
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:07 AM
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Location: Wonderland
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Texas shouldn't receive disaster funds for this explosion. It ripped on other states for requesting aid during Sandy. It rips on taxes constantly, threatening to leave the country if its people are forced to pay more taxes. There is a television commerical and press release every day telling businesses to leave their forum states and come to Texas because of its laissez faire industry regulations. Then, when one of its poorly regulated industries explodes, it comes crawling to the rest of the country for money.
Oh, brother.

Texas pays in (more than it's fair share, I might add) to the federal disaster relief program. West, Texas qualifies for those funds. Gov Perry requested the funds, and Obama approved the request. Really, it's so simple.

And the reason why there wasn't some huge debate on the approval of those funds is because the request wasn't LOADED WITH PORK.

As for your ridiculous assertion that "Texas threatens to leave the country if it's people are forced to pay more taxes..." Well, that's simply ridiculous. Only 2-3 percent of Texans are in favor of secession. That means (wait for it, wait for it...) 97 percent of Texans do NOT want Texas to secede (and it won't, either).

Tell me more about these lax restrictions on businesses in Texas, while you're spouting nonsense. Last time I checked, Texas businesses were regulated by the same federal entities that regulate other states - to name a few:

EPA
FCC
Wage and Hour Division
Department of Labor

In addition, in Texas we have these:

TCEQ Homepage
Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas Environmental Health Istitute
Angelina & Neches River Authority
http://www.agr.state.tx.us/
Texas Apiary Inspection Service
Texas Board of Architectural Examiners
Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
http://www.oag.state.tx.us/
Texas State Auditor's Office
Texas Department of Banking - Homepage
::Brazos River Authority::
CRMWA – Canadian River Municipal Water Authority
Texas General Land Office
Susan Combs - Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Texas State Board of Dental Examiners - Home
TxDPS TDEM State Drought Preparedness Council
Edwards Aquifer Authority | The Authority
Texas Ethics Commission Home Page
Official website of the Office of the Texas State Chemist
Texas A&M Forest Service
Texas Groundwater Protection Committee
Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority : Home
Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority
Headwaters Groundwater Conservation District, Kerr County, Texas
High Plains Water District
Home page for OIEC website
GLO Home Page
Welcome to Lavaca Navidad River Authority - LNRA
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
LCRA: Energy - Water - Community Services
IIS7
Nueces River Authority
On-Site Sewage Research Grants
Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District
TxDPS - Texas Department of Public Safety
The Railroad Commission of Texas
Red River Authority of Texas
About the Texas Residential Construction Commission
RGRWA
State Office of Risk Management
Sabine River Authority of Texas Home Page
San Jacinto River Authority
Home Page | Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board
Office of the Governor Rick Perry: Texas Office of State-Federal Relations
Toxic Substances Coordinating Committee
Home
The Trinity River Authority of Texas (TRA)
UCRA homepage
Upper Guadalupe River Authority
Texas Water Development Board
Agency Profile | Texas.gov
Texas Workforce Commission - Workforce and Unemployment Resources

Of course, we have even more state and local entities that regulate Texas businesses but this is just an example. You can easily look up more if you like.
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:07 AM
 
Location: texas
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You would have to be a paranoid nut job to not feel safe on American soil. Though the southern border if very porous and not secure at all.
The only paranoid nut jobs I know of are the ones that believe Chinese and Islamist are flooding in from Mexico.

I live 150 miles for the Tx-Mx border...when was the last time you heard of an terrorist explosion on american soil on the border? What part of the border do live by?
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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The article linked doesn't appear to offer any evidence that the Sandy Relief Bill as passed was "loaded with portk".
$50 billion with $17 in direct aid.
What would you call the other $33 billion that mostly went to other government agencies ?
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:15 AM
 
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What is OSHA's inspection cycle ?
Why aren't you upset that OSHA doesn't inspect more ?
Why aren't you upset that Federal regulators are dropping the ball ?
Ask your governor why this agency wasn't able to do anything, when you have a governor who said during the primaries he'd get rid of the EPA do you really wonder why Osha can't do there job ?

Just because you have a federal agency means nothing if the state the agency has an office set up in gets routinely underfunded and continually gets scapegoated as BIG GOVERNMENT then when things go wrong you all wring your hands and ***** like lil girls that the government doesn't work. It doesn't work because the anti-government types have been voted into office by idiots and ideologues you want lower regulations ? FINE when an industrial accident happens FORCE THE COMPANY WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE TO PAY instead of the American tax payer you bunch of leaches ! I thought republicans in this country were all about personal responsibility how about you all get together to help those affected by what happened. You want lower regulations and more business friendly atmosphere fine this is what you get R.I.P to all those who were killed in this disaster.
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:17 AM
 
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$50 billion with $17 in direct aid.
What would you call the other $33 billion that mostly went to other government agencies ?
Necessary funding to get the bill passed.
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