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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:04 AM

Fuck you Rick Perry and that shit you made up about California companies and jobs moving to Texas

You are a pathetic pathological liar who has absolutely no idea what reality is. You are a sick fucking man!!!
In conservative land, California is a bankrupt third-world basket case. And in truth, Arnold Schwarzenegger left the state in pretty bad shape. But in the two years since we got Democrats back in charge?
California leads the nation in job creation

California contributed more than 15 percent of the nation’s new jobs between October 2011 and October 2012 - adding more jobs in 12 months than Texas and the rest of the other top-10 fastest-growing states combined - while home building is bouncing back and demand for houses is increasing.
The end-of-2012 results were even more impressive.
Of the 171,000 new jobs the entire U.S. added in October, 27 percent were in California. And since the beginning of the year, California has added nearly 300,000 jobs, outperforming Texas by a decent margin and outpacing New York by more than 2 to 1.
San Francisco is overrun with cranes, as the new digital economy (Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter) continue to be HQ'd in the Bay Area. Heck, add Samsung to the pile.
Conservatives have made hay of reports of California companies leaving the state. And it's true! Some have—254 in 2011, to be exact. Conservative media had a field day with that little stat. On the other hand, 132,000 new businesses were created that same year—second highest per capita in the nation, tied with Texas, and behind only Arizona. And that was California's down year.

And California's Democratic takeover has now given us a healthy budget surplus this year, something Ahnold couldn't manage without gimmickry.

I'm not sure why conservatives are so obsessed with California's failure. I don't root for Alabama or Oklahoma or Utah to suck. But if your entire worldview is predicated on the fiction that gay people, Hollywood, Latinos, Nancy Pelosi, and taxes kill society, then I guess California's fate is critical for validating that nonsense.

Too bad it ain't California going down. In fact, all those things they hate about California is what makes it so fabulous. FROM DAILY KOS

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Reply Fuck you Rick Perry and that shit you made up about California companies and jobs moving to Texas (Original post)
busterbrown Feb 2013 OP
TexasTowelie Feb 2013 #1
secondwind Feb 2013 #2
KansDem Feb 2013 #4
nxylas Feb 2013 #3
tclambert Feb 2013 #5
mrdmk Feb 2013 #6

Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:28 AM

1. You get a rec for the first four words of your thread.

Everything else is superfluous.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:48 AM

2. hehe

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:20 AM

4. Yeah, but two of the four words combine to make an obscene statement

"Rick Perry."

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:06 AM

3. Forbes is pushing this myth too

In the 1%'s mythoogy, the South's "business-friendly" policies are leading to a mass exodus from overtaxed blue states and right to work states are the new economic powerhouses

Unless things have changed since I lived in South Carolina, this couldn't be further from the truth. During Mark Sanford's tenure as governor, a man well-funded by out-of-state money precisely to implement Chicago School economics, he managed to attract precisely one major employer to the state, BMW in Charleston. As far as I'm aware, his successor, Nikki Haley, has not fared any better.

Link to the Forbes article I'm talking about: http://www.forbes.com/sites/joelkotkin/2013/01/31/how-the-south-will-rise-to-power-again/

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:43 AM

5. But Ronald Reagan said, "Government isn't the solution. Government is the problem."

Therefore, all faithful Republicans (praise be Reagan) believe government can't work right, and do everything they can to make it fail when they're elected.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 07:41 AM

6. Yeah, two facts about California

1) In the year of 2000, California was the fifth larges economy in the world, not the nation, the world. In the year of 2008, California was the eighth larges economy in the world. During that time, California had sixteen billion dollars taken out of the state treasury by Texan energy companies by purposefully turning off the electricity. Also needing to be mentioned, people died during that little rouse. There was more chicanery going on from out of state business in collusion with the Republican Party.

2) California gets about 75 cents back for every dollar in Federal Taxes. That is one butt-load of money for the nation from one year to the next. Someone wants to screw-up this nation fast, just put California out of business.

Rick Perry is a class A jerk talking smack about a state that got ripped-off during his tenure. If the state of Texas had any integrity, the colluding Texas energy companies representatives would be in jail, but instead they are enjoying their success.

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