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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 03:11 PM
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Governor Rick Perry: You Are $30 Billion Short, Dude
Poor pathetic Governor Perry. He will stop at nothing to take the focus off of the $30 billion rotten egg that his self-serving and reckless libertarian leaning policies have dumped on Texas. He will pontificate about stupidity such as emergency sonograms, abortion and culture war insanity. He will run to California (a state that he loves to hate)in order to raise money for himself while telling everyone that his soon to be third world banana republic state is the envy of the world.

Avoid, baby, avoid.

In an article published in the Houston Chronicle Rick Perry is said to have demanded for the U.S. Congress to pass a constitutional amendment to balance its budget.

"It fits into his overall philosophy about government and fiscal responsibility," Perry spokesman Mark Miner said. "In Texas, at the end of the day, the budget will be balanced. It's the Texas way versus the federal way, which is to continue spending without being accountable."
Dewhurst, in an Austin American-Statesman article co-written with state Sen. Steve Ogden, R-Bryan, contended that Congress "lacks fiscal responsibility and is spending all of us into serious debt. ... It is time for Texas to lead the way and seek a convention so that the states may propose a national balanced budget amendment."

I wonder how many margaritas these boys consumed before speaking to reporters.

The Republican buffoonery and ravings about the U.S. budget are pretty hilarious considering that Rick Perry, David Dewhurst and the Texas GOP has yet to cope with its own humdinger of a fiscal fiasco. In fact, it is only very recently that Perry was somehow forced to find the courage to admit that his $30 billion shortfall exists.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/02/15/944726/-Govern...
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 03:15 PM
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1. So, I guess Republican pontificating and posturing doesn't really fix budgets?
Who knew? :rofl:
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mikekohr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 07:35 AM
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7. Here Are The Graphs That Document The MASSIVE Debt Republican Economic Principles Cause

WHY DO REPUBLICAN ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES EXPAND THE NATIONAL DEBT?
-The answer is simple mathematics. Reduced revenue + increased spending ='s increased debt-

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Two things are certain to grow when a Republican is in the White House, unemployment and the National Debt.

But then, you knew that. We all know that.
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nykym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 04:02 PM
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2. Gee and they get
$1.94 back for every dollar paid in to the Federal Government and they still can't make ends meet!
Not my choice of fiscally responsible!
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Badfish Donating Member (543 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 04:11 PM
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3. Not here to defend Texas...
but I think your figures are way way off.

Do you have a link ?
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Badfish Donating Member (543 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 04:30 PM
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4. To play devils advocate..
If Texas is a donor state and they are now in debt.

The argument would be that if they were allowed to keep more of their money and didn't have to flip the bills for The subsidized states , their debt wouldn't look like that.

Same argument California could use
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mikekohr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 07:30 AM
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6. The Subsidized States Are Red States
Texas bucks the trend among Republican states in that it is a net donor.
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nykym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 10:10 AM
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8. Oooops!
I might have seen the wrong info. Texas as of 2005 received $0.94 for every dollar. Sorry and thanks for pointing it out.
Link to tax info for all states:
<http://www.taxfoundation.org/taxdata/show/22685.html >
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davidpdx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 07:25 AM
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5. For the love of Rick Perry's hair!!!!!
I knew there was something evil about that man!
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