Longtime GOP Texas Gov. Perry wins an...

Longtime GOP Texas Gov. Perry wins another term

There are 23194 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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#23592 Jul 12, 2014
Truth is might wrote:
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Back at ya, liberal lillie. We were discussing your claims to there being so many jobs created by odumbo. I broke it down for you - those jobs are created to process illegal aliens, to defend
So you can understand why people don't finish the sentence, right?

That you are a moron regurgitating right wing tea bag whiny babble?

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#23593 Jul 12, 2014
barefoot2626 wrote:
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How very sad for you, Butters.
NO wonder you need more aliases...
you mean you woodtick57.

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#23594 Jul 12, 2014
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Funny how California is still #1, AnalButter.
And most of Texas comes from the fact they are sittle on a big puddle of oil.
I guess your facts are as bad as your snappy comebacks.
You really are clueless AnalDiver which I have worked in both Texas & California which Texas is alot far better off socially and economically than California which Liberalism has destroyed California Socially and Economically which is why Businesses have let California.

Editorial: California bad for business

CEOs ranked California last in survey.

Published: May 14, 2014 Updated: 4:29 p.m.

For the past 10 years, Chief Executive magazine has surveyed hundreds of CEOs across the country about their experiences conducting business in various states.

It has used these surveys to rank the states’ business climates based on tax and regulatory regime, quality of workforce and quality of life. And for the tenth year in a row, California has come in dead last in the rankings.

On the other end of the spectrum, Texas topped the list, also for the tenth straight year. The best states for business were dominated by those in the South. Rounding out the top five states for business were Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. Two of California’s neighboring states, Arizona and Nevada, also performed well, ranking seventh and eighth, respectively.

The worst states for business were high-tax states with powerful union interests. Besides California, the bottom five included New York, Illinois, New Jersey and Massachusetts.

Some of the CEOs’ comments about California’s business climate were quite telling – and sobering:

•“California goes out of its way to be anti-business, and particularly where one might put manufacturing and/or distribution operations.”

•“We relocated our corporate office from Los Angeles to Atlanta in 2006 largely because of the regulatory and unfriendly tax environment in the state of California.... Would make the same decision if I had to do it all over again.”

•“California could hardly do more to discourage business if that was the goal. The regulatory, tax and political environment are crushing.”

Chief Executive magazine Editor-in-Chief J.P. Donlon illustrated how California’s tangle of red tape has led to its shameful performance in the survey.“The Economist reports that it takes two years to open a new restaurant in the Golden State compared to six to eight weeks in Texas,” he wrote.“The task of unraveling the byzantine layers of regulations seems insurmountable. The jungle is too thick to be pruned. That’s why Carpenteria California CKE Restaurants (owner of Carl’s Jr.) is committed to opening 300 restaurants in Texas, but has no plans for new restaurants in California.”

The lesson in all this is that greater economic freedom leads to an improved business climate and greater prosperity.“If there is a pattern in the survey,” Donlon wrote,“it is that states have diverged in recent years in their experimentation with economic freedom. Those lightening the burden of government have generally improved economic growth over those insisting that state-directed spending and governance is best.”

Though the temptation to dictate others’ affairs is strong, especially when politics and powerful special interests are involved, putting one’s nose in another’s business is not good for business.

If the Golden State is to regain its luster, it need only remove the shackles it has placed on people to start businesses or work in the occupation of their choosing, and to generally pursue any interests they have that do not violate the rights of others.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/business-6...
LOL

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#23596 Jul 12, 2014
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Nope.
http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/gdp_...
California =2,050,693
Texas = 1,387,598
Millions in 2013 dollars
In June, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released new data on state real per capita gross domestic product for 2012. Performance for 2009-2011 was also revised, with California seeing a downward revision of 2.6 percent and while Texas’ performance was revised upward by 0.5 percent. The new figures show that in 2011 Texas surpassed California in real per capita gross domestic product while a separate report showed Texas expanding its lead in real per capita personal income.

What’s remarkable about this data showing Texas’ prosperity relative to California is how counter it runs to prevailing notions that California, with Silicon Valley and Hollywood, is a land of wealth and opportunity while Texas, part of the South, is mired in low wage poverty. In fact, Silicon Valley, as important as it is to California, only amounts to 10.4 percent of the Golden State’s economy while employing 6 percent of Californians. The mining industry in Texas, of which oil and gas extraction are the main part, generated 9.8 percent of Texas’ GDP in 2012 significantly less than manufacturing’s share of 14.5 percent—the Lone Star State’s economy is more diversified than its critics contend.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2013/07/...
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#23597 Jul 12, 2014
Primarily due to production tax incentives offered in 41 other states and numerous foreign territories, fewer and fewer shows are being shot in Southern California. States with rich credits such as Georgia, Louisiana and New York have increasingly been siphoning work from our once-dominant region since the turn of the new century.

The number of production jobs in California decreased by about 4,500 between 2005 and 2012, according to Kevin Klowden, director and managing economist at the Milken Institute’s California Center. Based on the industry’s overall growth rate, California should have added 7,900 jobs in that period — marking an actual total loss of about 12,400 positions. The state had an average of 115,000 total production jobs over that period.

Planning to shoot out of state has become the new normal for studios and producers, and the situation has accelerated in the past five years as competition for production widens throughout the world.

“Investment tax credits and cash rebates are wholly driving the fiscal production direction of our industry,” said Louis Friedman, line producer for the Afghanistan-set war movie “Lone Survivor.”“It’s the single most important financial decision made in the earliest preparation of bringing a script to life. It wholly affects both the creative look and financial bottom line from day one,” Friedman said.

http://www.dailynews.com/business/20140104/wh...

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#23598 Jul 12, 2014
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>You really are clueless AnalDiver which I have worked in both Texas & California
I am sure you have worked restrooms up and down the interstate, AnalButters.

No one cares.

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#23599 Jul 12, 2014
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
Texas is alot far better off socially and economically
Texas is in Texas and full of sh!ts like you Butters which is why most people live in the other 49 states.

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#23600 Jul 12, 2014
LOL wrote:
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In June, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released new data on state real per capita
HAHAHAAHAHAHAH!

So after I prove you are full of cr@p- that California has a (much) larger GDP, you want to move the goalposts thinking no one will notice.

I noticed.

I've been dealing with lying tea baggers from the first post.

It comes with the territory..

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#23601 Jul 12, 2014
LOL wrote:
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Ah shucks....hate to burst your bubble but Texas is #1 in GDP and California is now #2..
Now watch as you insist what you meant to say was...

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#23602 Jul 12, 2014
Truth is might wrote:
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Actually, they DO! I am a Texan and I have met many Californian transplants here. They couldn't be happier to be in Texas.
And I have met Texans who could not be happier to be in any state other than Texas.

I guess leaves us exactly even, eh?

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#23603 Jul 12, 2014
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
Editorial: California bad for business
CEOs ranked California last in survey.
Funny how California is still #1 in the US and not any other state within spiting distance.

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#23604 Jul 12, 2014
Truth is might wrote:
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That's startling discrimination against Republicans. EO's are constitutional, unless signed by a Republican? What idiot told you that and, do you really believe what you say?.
You spend a lot of time asking what punchlines mean, don'tcha shug?

You know.. to get to the other side of the road, etc?

I'm not the one who insists because Obama signs an Executive Order it must be unconstitutional.

I'm not the one threatening to sue Obama for issuing Executive Orders.

Not only is it his right to issue executive orders, George Bush issued close to twice as many.

Did Congress threaten to sue him?

Why not?
Jesse

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#23605 Jul 12, 2014
A member of the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council is under fire for tweeting that America is "an Islamic country."

After a Twitter user asked Mohamed Elibiary on Thursday to "show me just ONE example of an Islamic country where non Muslims are treated with equality," he responded with the controversial tweet, which was first reported by the Washington Free Beacon: "America and yes I do consider the United States of America an Islamic country with an Islamically compliant constitution. Move On!"

The back-and-forth between Mr. Elibiary and the Twitter user, who identified himself as Tim Lee, started when Mr. Elibiary said the conservative perception of Islam needed to "evolve."

Washington Post, According to the Free Beacon, Mr. Elibiary has served on the department's "Countering Violent Extremist Working Group," as well as its "Faith-based Security and Communications Advisory Committee." He is also a strong supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Muslim Brotherhood? DHS Advisory Board.....geez!
Jesse

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#23606 Jul 12, 2014
barefoot2626 wrote:
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You spend a lot of time asking what punchlines mean, don'tcha shug?
You know.. to get to the other side of the road, etc?
I'm not the one who insists because Obama signs an Executive Order it must be unconstitutional.
I'm not the one threatening to sue Obama for issuing Executive Orders.
Not only is it his right to issue executive orders, George Bush issued close to twice as many.
Did Congress threaten to sue him?
Why not?
The problem is the # of E.O. every president has used them some more than others but this president uses them as a single means of bypassing Congress which is unconstitutional so yeah it's about time someone let him know he still the head of the Executive Branch not the Legislation Branch of our 3 branch government. You probably don't even understand basic civics since that information seems to be missing from millennial(s) vocabulary.

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#23607 Jul 12, 2014
Jesse wrote:
A member of the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council is under fire for tweeting that America is "an Islamic country."
ground shaking news...

>cough<

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#23608 Jul 12, 2014
Jesse wrote:
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The problem is the # of E.O. every president has used them some more than others
Do you mean like Ronald Reagan who used 381?

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#23609 Jul 12, 2014
Jesse wrote:
but this president uses them as a single means of bypassing Congress
That is what an executive order is.

You must be new to this?

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#23610 Jul 12, 2014
Jesse wrote:
. You probably don't even understand basic civics since that information .
Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution grants to the President the "executive Power."

He/she is the boss of the Federal government.

Just as he/she is the Commander in Chief.

This is as basic civics as you can get.

If you don't like an EO passed by the president, try to find Congress at work and override it.
Defiant1

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#23611 Jul 12, 2014
barefoot2626 wrote:
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You spend a lot of time asking what punchlines mean, don'tcha shug?
You know.. to get to the other side of the road, etc?
I'm not the one who insists because Obama signs an Executive Order it must be unconstitutional.
I'm not the one threatening to sue Obama for issuing Executive Orders.
Not only is it his right to issue executive orders, George Bush issued close to twice as many.
Did Congress threaten to sue him?
Why not?
I think you are lying. Prove me wrong by posting a link as to how many executive orders each one of these wanna be kings issued.

No, I didn't like Bush any more than I like Obozo the jug eared clown and for the same reasons. Abuse of power and a total disregard for the Constitution.

If Obozo the jug eared clown issued a decree for you to eat a sh!t sandwich every day, you would be stupid enough to do it. The DemoKratic Socialist party is nothing more than a cancer upon this society.

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#23612 Jul 12, 2014
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I think you are lying. Prove me wrong
I don't have to prove you are wrong, shug.

You have to prove you are right.

The reason you cannot prove you are right is because you are wrong.

Do you need a link for that?

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