Longtime GOP Texas Gov. Perry wins an...

Longtime GOP Texas Gov. Perry wins another term

There are 24522 comments on the El Paso Times story from Nov 2, 2010, titled Longtime GOP Texas Gov. Perry wins another term. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Republican Gov. Rick Perry has defeated Democrat Bill White to win a third four-year term as Texas governor.

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Defiant1

Deer Park, TX

#19455 Jul 28, 2013
ActuaIIy wrote:
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This is a first, a lucid reply without name calling or attacks. Now a reply in kind.
Unless you have only been working 4.5 years or less you cannot blame Obama or his policies for your predicament. Place the blame where is belongs however. Your state, Texas is a right to work state which is incomplete. Is should be called right to work (for less). Because you state makes unionism and workers rights more difficult businesses can get by paying workers a substandard wage that is not keeping up with inflation and offering very little in benefits like a 401k or similar retirement plan. I don't know your age but I am willing to bet either your father, or grandfather depending on your age worked their entire career at one or maybe 2 business and retired with a guaranteed pension. Back then workers rights were stronger and Businesses had more ethics than present time.
You want to make Obama and his administration the scapegoat for all your troubles but you turn a blind eye to the real reasons you are in the situation you describe.
I only view Obama and his administration as an add on and not a solution to the problem that has been festering for over 30 years. Nothing will ever change until the people in this country stand up to the greed and corruption going on with big business and our puppet government.

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#19456 Jul 28, 2013
Defiant1 wrote:
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I only view Obama and his administration as an add on and not a solution to the problem that has been festering for over 30 years. Nothing will ever change until the people in this country stand up to the greed and corruption going on with big business and our puppet government.
Holy crap we've found common ground

Since: May 12

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#19457 Jul 28, 2013
ActuaIIy wrote:
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Holy crap we've found common ground
Minus personal attacks, common ground can indeed be found.

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#19460 Jul 28, 2013
John Boy wrote:
Big business just tries to survive in the blood sucking country. Big business pays for everything. Think about the 50 million taking some type of welfare assistance. Another 25 million suck off the tax dollar tit. It does not leave many producers left. Perry has allowed taxes to increase every year to build a 50 million dollar school in every school district in Texas. What a fool!
Big business accounts for more welfare assistance than the Citizens of this country do.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/dougbandow/2012/0...
And pays less in taxes
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/10-us-compan...

Still believe "big business" is just trying to survive?

Since: Jul 10

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#19463 Jul 28, 2013
John Boy wrote:
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Big business increase payroll based on profits. All assistance to big business in downturns flows back in to the economy thru payroll anyway. We are on a fragil balance beam in this country.
Big business spends more money fighting payroll increases than it does increasing payroll.

You sure drink the corporate kool aid by the gallon. Did you read either link I posted?

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#19464 Jul 28, 2013
John Boy wrote:
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Alpha had the worst accident in 40 years. A $550 million tax credit is not welfare check like the 50 million Americans get. Tax credit against earnings.
General Electric made 2 BILLION in profit last year and paid no federal taxes in 2010
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/general-electr...

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#19466 Jul 28, 2013
John Boy wrote:
I have two businesses and year after year the tax burden beats me in to the ground. State sales tax, payroll tax, Texas employment commission. They all stand around with their hand out. I forgot the Texas franchise tax!
My brother is the tax manager of a major oil company with 135 accountants in the tax department. The majority of the work is for tax compliance. Pay what we owe and no more!
Try $146 million a quarter.
How is that related to BIG business?
After all those taxes you are upset about you also have multiple tax breaks credits and deductions that joe citizen is not entitled to take or get.

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#19468 Jul 28, 2013
John Boy wrote:
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It takes every tax one of them to pay another required regulation or tax to survive.
With out big business, we will not have an America.
I don't doubt big business is a necessity but they aren't the savior and innocent you are making them out to be. Big business does not care one iota about the common worker.
test

San Antonio, TX

#19469 Jul 28, 2013
test

Since: May 12

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#19470 Jul 28, 2013
John Boy wrote:
I have two businesses and year after year the tax burden beats me in to the ground. State sales tax, payroll tax, Texas employment commission. They all stand around with their hand out. I forgot the Texas franchise tax!
My brother is the tax manager of a major oil company with 135 accountants in the tax department. The majority of the work is for tax compliance. Pay what we owe and no more!
Try $146 million a quarter.
Are you big business or small business? This country used to be defined by small businesses.Regulatory laws are destroying small businesses.My trucking company was basically regulated to death.The rules are endless, designed to enrich the local, state, and federal coffers.Jackbooted state police descended on my trucks at every weigh station, looking for the endless list of potential infractions.One of my drivers got a ticket for not carrying spare light bulbs, just in case one of his lights burned out.Ridiculous.Anti-business.A nti-American, in my opinion.

Since: May 12

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#19471 Jul 28, 2013
ActuaIIy wrote:
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General Electric made 2 BILLION in profit last year and paid no federal taxes in 2010
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/general-electr...
Whose fault is that? Is GE at fault?.Or, the politicians who created the loopholes?
Defiant1

Deer Park, TX

#19472 Jul 28, 2013
waco1909 wrote:
<quoted text> Whose fault is that? Is GE at fault?.Or, the politicians who created the loopholes?
I bet the politicians who created those loopholes were paid handsomely for doing so. Stock options are one of the best bribery tools that big business can use.
Defiant1

Deer Park, TX

#19473 Jul 28, 2013
ActuaIIy wrote:
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Big business spends more money fighting payroll increases than it does increasing payroll.
You sure drink the corporate kool aid by the gallon. Did you read either link I posted?
Another post that I agree with. I don't even need to research this to know that big business only cares about profits and not people. I have seen enough of this firsthand. It's called doing more with less. Less workers that is.

In fact, in one of the corporations I worked for, we joked that you don't call fellow workers and ask "how are you today?". It's "how are your numbers today?".

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#19474 Jul 28, 2013
waco1909 wrote:
<quoted text> Whose fault is that? Is GE at fault?.Or, the politicians who created the loopholes?
Not assigning blame just stating the facts.

Since: Jul 10

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#19475 Jul 28, 2013
Defiant1 wrote:
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Another post that I agree with. I don't even need to research this to know that big business only cares about profits and not people. I have seen enough of this firsthand. It's called doing more with less. Less workers that is.
In fact, in one of the corporations I worked for, we joked that you don't call fellow workers and ask "how are you today?". It's "how are your numbers today?".
Agreed
good

Corpus Christi, TX

#19476 Jul 28, 2013
American Pride wrote:
Today we are having a Grand Old Party
al good
joe

Laredo, TX

#19477 Jul 28, 2013
Hey
nsm

United States

#19478 Jul 28, 2013
hey is for horses crack is for blacks
Bernard Forand

Cape Coral, FL

#19480 Jul 29, 2013
waco1909 wrote:
<quoted text> Are you big business or small business? This country used to be defined by small businesses.Regulatory laws are destroying small businesses.My trucking company was basically regulated to death.The rules are endless, designed to enrich the local, state, and federal coffers.Jackbooted state police descended on my trucks at every weigh station, looking for the endless list of potential infractions.One of my drivers got a ticket for not carrying spare light bulbs, just in case one of his lights burned out.Ridiculous.Anti-business.A nti-American, in my opinion.
Ha, ha there were a few weigh stations out there that abused their authority one in
particular comes to mind. Was in Tenn. Where I was ticketed for not having my bunk made..! Truckers were easy prey, as to which of them will return to contest the issue? Its what I refer to as predatory justice....
Poor

San Antonio, TX

#19481 Jul 29, 2013
All I see is poor grammar. Uneducated losers.

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