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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    TX has no State income taxes and very favorable regulations, that lowers business expenses. Perry has been a very good ambassador for TX by going out and selling TX to businesses across the country. Seems to be working. What has Obama done to improve the national economy. He ought to be happy with TX as the numbers here are making him look better than the total national numbers.
    I used to work for a CPA from Texas, and she said the state makes up for no income tax with really high real estate tax and rent is high.

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I used to work for a CPA from Texas, and she said the state makes up for no income tax with really high real estate tax and rent is high.
    Also user fees, car inspection / registration, etc.

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Also user fees, car inspection / registration, etc.
    She also lived in Alaska and said it's the same there, except you get a oil dividend... lol

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Interesting, and the Texas Board of Education is primarily made up of people of which political lean?
    No, they are not responsible. It's liberals . . . squirrel . . .


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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    She also lived in Alaska and said it's the same there, except you get a oil dividend... lol
    Don't kid yourself, Texas soaks the oil companies pretty good, too. Where do you think their rainy day fund comes from?

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Interesting, and the Texas Board of Education is primarily made up of people of which political lean?
    Aren't most textbooks made in texas? I always hear how that board tries to put creationalism in textbooks, and basically wants to figure out how to make everybody teach their view of the world. It's pretty damn stupid.

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I used to work for a CPA from Texas, and she said the state makes up for no income tax with really high real estate tax and rent is high.
    Depends on where you live in TX. People choose where they live thus choose their tax rates.

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Here's an interesting little tid bit about the Texas Board of Education from 1998

    Texas School Board to Dump Disney Stock

    The Texas Board of Education voted Friday to sell its Walt Disney Co. stock following complaints from conservative groups about sex and violence in films produced by Disney's Miramax Films, including "Pulp Fiction."

    The vote means $43 million in Disney stock, which is less than one-tenth of a percent of Disney's shares, will be shed from the $17.65-billion Permanent School Fund.

    The action comes after the American Family Assn. of Texas, which is involved in a Disney boycott, sent members of the Republican-dominated board a videotape of Miramax film excerpts, including scenes from "Pulp Fiction" and "Chasing Amy."

    Groups such as the Southern Baptists also have been boycotting Disney for a year because of its practice of extending health insurance to same-sex partners of employees and of having "Gay Days" at its amusement parks.

    Texas School Board to Dump Disney Stock - Los Angeles Times

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Don't kid yourself, Texas soaks the oil companies pretty good, too. Where do you think their rainy day fund comes from?
    They have a lot of fees for sure.

    Taxes and Fees
    911 Emergency Service Fee
    911 Equalization Surcharge
    911 Prepaid Wireless Emergency Service Fee
    911 Wireless Emergency Service Fee
    Automobile Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority (ABTPA) Assessment
    Automotive Oil Sales Fee
    Bank Franchise
    Battery Sales Fee
    Boat & Boat Motor
    Cement Production
    Cigarette
    Cigar, Tobacco Products
    Cigarette/Tobacco Advertising Fee
    Coastal Protection
    Coin-Operated Machines Tax
    Controlled Substances
    Crude Oil
    Diesel Fuels
    Fireworks
    Franchise
    Gasoline
    Hotel
    Inheritance
    Insurance Maintenance Tax - Workers' Compensation Research
    Insurance Maintenance Taxes - Texas Department of Insurance
    Insurance Maintenance Tax - Division of Workers Compensation/Office of Injured Employees Counsel
    Insurance Premium Tax - Independently Procured
    Insurance Premium Tax - Licensed Insurers
    Insurance Premium Tax - Surplus Lines/Purchasing Groups
    Insurance Premium Tax - Unauthorized Insurance
    International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA)
    Liquefied Gas
    Loan Administration Fee
    Local Property
    Local Sales & Use
    Manufactured Housing
    Miscellaneous Gross Receipts
    Mixed Beverage Tax
    Motor Fuels Transporters
    Motor Vehicle - Gross Rental Receipts
    Motor Vehicle - Local Sports and Community Venue Sales and Use
    Motor Vehicle - Sales and Use
    Motor Vehicle - Seller-Financed Sales
    Motor Vehicle - Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) Registration Surcharge
    Motor Vehicle - Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) Surcharge
    Natural Gas
    Office of Public Insurance Counsel (OPIC) Assessment
    Oil & Gas Well Servicing
    Oyster Sales Fee
    Pari-Mutuel
    Petroleum Products Delivery Fee
    Property Tax
    Public Utility Gross Receipts Assessment
    Retail Charge Account Delinquency Fee
    Retaliatory Tax
    Sales & Use
    School Fund Benefit
    Sexually Oriented Business Fee
    Sulphur
    Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) - Off Road Heavy Duty Diesel Equipment Surcharge
    Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund (Repealed)
    Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Fund Assessment

    Texas Taxes



    No income tax but they get every other way they can. It looks like the best way to be a Texas is to live in the state, not own property, and not really be a Texas... Just get your license and everything else in a different state.

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Here's an interesting little tid bit about the Texas Board of Education from 1998

    Texas School Board to Dump Disney Stock

    The Texas Board of Education voted Friday to sell its Walt Disney Co. stock following complaints from conservative groups about sex and violence in films produced by Disney's Miramax Films, including "Pulp Fiction."

    The vote means $43 million in Disney stock, which is less than one-tenth of a percent of Disney's shares, will be shed from the $17.65-billion Permanent School Fund.

    The action comes after the American Family Assn. of Texas, which is involved in a Disney boycott, sent members of the Republican-dominated board a videotape of Miramax film excerpts, including scenes from "Pulp Fiction" and "Chasing Amy."

    Groups such as the Southern Baptists also have been boycotting Disney for a year because of its practice of extending health insurance to same-sex partners of employees and of having "Gay Days" at its amusement parks.

    Texas School Board to Dump Disney Stock - Los Angeles Times
    ****ing hell. I thought the GOP liked the constitution, free speech, and respecting a business's rights to be in control of health care insurance decisions...

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