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

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    Ya mean legislation like this ... ?

    Health Equity and Access Reform Today Act of 1993

    Yep, great legislation, gave us a GOP Congress in 1994 elections

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

    I thought this blog was rather interesting:

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    Rapid population growth. This is Paul Krugman’s explanation for the Texas miracle, and it’s one of the most straightforward. Since 1990, Texas has been adding people at twice the rate of the rest of the country, partly due to high birthrates among Hispanic families but partly due to migration from other states. The influx of people means higher demand for services, which naturally creates more jobs. It also pushes down wages, which attracts companies from elsewhere.
    But why are people flocking to Texas? It could be the state’s low tax rates—according to the Tax Foundation, the average Texan spends just 7.9 percent of his income on state and local taxes, compared with 9.8 percent nationally. It could be the warm, sunny weather. Or it could be Texas’ remarkably low housing costs. As Harvard economist Edward Glaeser has found, Texas’s biggest cities are some of the easiest places in America to build, with relatively few land-use and zoning hassles. The results? In 2009, Texas ranked 40th in the country in median home prices. Laissez-faire housing policies deserve a hat tip here.
    That said, it’s hard to see how Perry could scale up these successes nationwide. It’s one thing for a single state’s population to grow at a faster-than-average rate by siphoning people from elsewhere, but how do you do that for the United States as a whole? Open the borders and allow more immigrants in? Convince parents to have more children?


    Lax business regulations. It’s also possible that some of Texas’ job gains are due to relatively light business regulations—outlets like CNBC regularly rank Texas the top state for businesses. On the other hand, Texas has been a low-tax, loose-regulation state long before Rick Perry ever came along, so it’s hard for him to claim too much credit. What’s more, that combination hasn’t always been a stunning success. Between 2008 and 2010, after the U.S. economy collapsed, Texas’ unemployment rate actually rose faster than in that famed liberal haven, Massachusetts.

    Tort reform.
    On the other hand, Perry can claim credit for a 2003 law that caps malpractice awards. “We’ve had the most sweeping tort reform in the nation,” Perry said Sunday, observing that Texas has added some 20,000 physicians since the law was passed. Technically, he’s right, though critics of the law, like the American Association for Justice, which represents trial lawyers, counter that the number of doctors in the state has simply been growing at the same rate it always has. (On a separate note, Texas’ tort reform doesn’t seem to have helped control health care costs — since 2003, Texas’ Medicare reimbursements have actually been rising faster than in the rest of the country.)

    A less-severe housing bubble. As Alyssa Katz detailed last year, Texas weathered the housing collapse much better than nearby Arizona and Nevada. In part, that was because Texas had a much smaller bubble to begin with, thanks to relatively high property taxes (which discouraged speculation) and fewer constraints on new housing supply (which prevented prices from ballooning). But Texas also benefited from stringent regulations that limited home-equity lending and restricted “cash-out” refinancing — a common practice in hard-hit states like Florida and California. As a result, Texas didn’t fare as badly when the housing market tanked: Only 6 percent of Texas borrowers were in or near foreclosure, versus a national average of nearly 10 percent.

    Oil and gas industry.
    Other aspects of Texas’s success come down to geological good fortune. The state is home to large oil and gas reserves. As oil prices have climbed over the past decade, new rigs have been springing up everywhere, while the revival of shale gas has led to economic booms in north Texas and the Eagle Ford Shale near San Antonio. The Dallas Fed has found that, every time oil prices tick up 10 percent, Texas gets a 0.5 percent GDP boost. As Erica Grieder points out, between June 2010 and June 2011, the oil and gas industries added 28,600 jobs in Texas, or roughly 13 percent of the state’s total. It’s not the whole story, but it’s a hefty chapter.


    Stimulus.
    In the past two years, according to the Austin American-Statesman, almost half of the state’s job growth came in the education, health care, and government sectors. Notice a pattern? These are all sectors that depend, at least in part, on government support. And Perry has taken full advantage of public spending—he managed to fill in Texas’ previous budget shortfall by taking $6.4 billion in Obama stimulus money, more than all but two governors. But that’s all coming to a close: After facing a projected $27 billion deficit for 2012-2013, and with no further stimulus in sight, Perry and Republicans in Austin resorted to sweeping cuts to Medicaid and education in their most recent budget. Not only could that hurt a state where one-quarter of residents are uninsured; it also doesn’t bode well for jobs.
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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post

    I never said there was a bill....but all you have to do is spend 2 minutes on Google and you will see that the insurance mandate is a Republican idea that has been tossed around for over a decade.
    Oh yeah, there was a bill allright ... sponsored by Senator Bill Chafee of Rhode Island

    Health Equity and Access Reform Today Act of 1993

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    I thought this blog was rather interesting:

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    I brought this up in another thread. The GOP won't care about any of these facts, and they mistakenly think the voters in general election will fall for the mythical hype.
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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post

    Yep, great legislation, gave us a GOP Congress in 1994 elections
    Proposing every American have health insurance is what did that, is it?

    Regardless of your delusions, you said you didn't recall Republicans proposing a mandate to have insurance...

    when it was shown to you that Republicans had indeed proposed it, you once again moved the goalposts and claimed a proposal required legislation ...

    so now you have the legislation. No more excuses from you.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    If there wasn't a bill all it was then was talk, So it was tossed around, that is hardly creating a law which Obama did with Obamacare. I didn't support it then and don't support it now. The majority agree with me but again what does this have to do with the thread topic. Liberals love to divert to keep from discussing the thread topic

    By the way, did you see the latest

    Obama vs. Romney
    Gallup
    8/17 - 8/18 879 RV 46 48 Romney +2

    Obama vs. Perry
    Gallup
    8/17 - 8/18 879 RV 47 47 Tie
    I see you still can't stop lying. What a shame. Here are the actual latest poll results:

    Obama tied with Romney

    Obama +3 over Perry

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    I thought this blog was rather interesting:

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    Whoever the Republicans nominate that nominee will be running against the Obama record and the smooth rhetoric isn't going to help him this time. The Obama record will be on the ballot and if it is Perry, the contrast will be quite distinct. I particularly love Paul, the govt. doesn't spend enough money, Krugman, prize winning economist who has no credibility in my book. Love how liberals ignore the Obama record to try and destroy Perry. Where was this vetting when Obama was a candidate? Let's see, Perry, net job gain, growing labor force, and balanced budget, vs. Obama net job loss, declining labor force, and 4 trillion added to the debt.

    When you have no record to run on you let surrogates participate in the politics of personal destruction. 38% JAR doesn't look like it is working.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    I see you still can't stop lying. What a shame. Here are the actual latest poll results:

    Obama tied with Romney

    Obama +3 over Perry
    PICTURED: Perry and Obama At Age 22 - President Obama - Fox Nation

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

    Hey, look at that ... the one on the right became the president of the United States and the one on the left didn't.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    Hey, look at that ... the one on the right became the president of the United States and the one on the left didn't.
    Yep, one and done

    Obama economic results in 2011, .4% GDP and 1.3% GDP growth in 2011, 25+ million unemployed or under employed Americans in 2011, 4 trillion added to the debt in less than 3 years, and a downgrade of the U.S. credit rating. Rising Misery index 7.83 to 12.67. First President in U.S. History to have our credit downgraded on his watch! 38% JAR and well over 50% disapproval ratings.

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