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Old 02-25-2011, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Census 2010: A Texas Perspective | Newgeography.com
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Texas
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If what Texas is becoming is what America will be like, then be afraid. Be very afraid. Texas is firmly in control of the ultra-right religious nutjobs. And that ain't the worst of it.

There's One Huge State Budget Crisis That Everyone Is Refusing To Talk About
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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If what Texas is becoming is what America will be like, then be afraid. Be very afraid. Texas is firmly in control of the ultra-right religious nutjobs. And that ain't the worst of it.

There's One Huge State Budget Crisis That Everyone Is Refusing To Talk About
LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL
Texas budget problem is resolved : big spending cuts enacted and strong sales taxes revenues growth.Sorry guy, you lose
Texas isn't California : when you have a budget crisis it's resolved
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Texas
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LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL
Texas budget problem is resolved : big spending cuts enacted and strong sales taxes revenues growth.Sorry guy, you lose
Texas isn't California : when you have a budget crisis it's resolved

I live in Texas.

You have no idea. But you sure like to display your ignorance.
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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I live in Texas.

You have no idea. But you sure like to display your ignorance.
Apparently ignorance is from your side, because if you were texan you would know that : Texas budget crisis is over, because big spending cuts enacted
Or maybe you can't read

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The Texas House opened the conversation on state spending Tuesday with a $156.4 billion budget that's $31.1 billion smaller than its predecessor, a drop of 16.6 percent from the current two-year spending plan.
The cuts are deep, but the proposed budget doesn't call for an increase in taxes or tapping the state's $9.4 billion Rainy Day Fund. The budget was released to legislators on Tuesday night and is now available to the public online (http://www.lbb.state.tx.us/Support_File/Recent_Additions.htm - broken link). The Senate will follow with a proposal of its own next week — lawmakers say the differences are relatively small. And Gov. Rick Perry says he'll follow with his own proposal before his State of the State speech in the first week of February.
http://www.texastribune.org/texas-ta...sweeping-cuts/

HIHIHIHI
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:39 AM
 
Location: NC
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Don't you live in France????
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:40 AM
 
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If what Texas is becoming is what America will be like, then be afraid. Be very afraid. Texas is firmly in control of the ultra-right religious nutjobs.
One thing I like about secular liberals is they are really supportive about maximizing the growth of hispanic evangelical Catholics. When America has a 40% Catholic base I'm curious how that will swap politics.

As long as they're not white Catholics I suppose it's wonderful.


Oh, TX also ranks among the top ten states for highest crime rates. AZ and NM are also on the list. Guess what those states have in common?
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:40 AM
 
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Don't you live in France????
No I live on Earth and beyond
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:57 AM
 
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I see Mexico and the United States getting closer politically and culturally as the percentage of Americans who are of Mexican ethnicity increase. I think the two countries will merge in the very near future. I"m looking forward to such an event. It has been so long since we added more stars to Old Glory.
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Apparently ignorance is from your side, because if you were texan you would know that : Texas budget crisis is over, because big spending cuts enacted
English is not your native language, so it's forgivable that you don't grasp the difference between "proposed" and "enacted."

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Or maybe you can't read

Or maybe your trolling needs a little upgrading.


It's FAR from resolved, Frenchie.

Topic: 2011 Budget Shortfall | The Texas Tribune
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