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

    Unemployment in Texas doesn't look all that great when compared with others.

    statebystate.jpg

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

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    No, we could easily reduce our reliance on oil pretty quickly. We just have to work to do it. Give incentives, major incentives, for companies and homeowners to install solar panels and/or wind turbines on buildings. Encourage buying automobiles with better and better gas mileage and encourage the creation of alternatively powered cars and trucks. Encourage use of public transportation and carpooling. Maybe make it harder for people to get a driver's license (God knows there are a lot of bad drivers out there as it is).

    Perry has shown that he is very willing to give government money and contracts to big campaign contributors without a second thought to the environment or even how much good they will actually be doing for the American economy overall.
    Yeah, Perry's a total prick, no doubt.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    No, it is about opening a non union plant in South Carolina and hiring new workers from South Carolina
    Either way, it's the same # of jobs
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    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Unemployment in Texas doesn't look all that great when compared with others.

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    I noticed that most the states in red (with high unemployment) are either red states (ie republican leaning) or have republican governors
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    Let me try once more. In what way is the oil industry threatening public health?

    Through pollution:

    "(Washington, D.C. – April 17, 2009) After a thorough scientific review ordered in 2007 by the U.S. Supreme Court, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a proposed finding Friday that greenhouse gases contribute to air pollution that may endanger public health or welfare.

    “This finding confirms that greenhouse gas pollution is a serious problem now and for future generations."

    If you are interested, you and read more here:
    04/17/2009: EPA Finds Greenhouse Gases Pose Threat to Public Health, Welfare / Proposed Finding Comes in Response to 2007 Supreme Court Ruling

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

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Unemployment in Texas doesn't look all that great when compared with others.

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    Along with this map you need to show how many people are moving to Texas and what the population increase is, or else this map is useless. No one else has explained why the mass migration to Texas comparatively, and I can't think of why anyone would move from another state to Texas for a minimum wage job.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    I noticed that most the states in red (with high unemployment) are either red states (ie republican leaning) or have republican governors
    Your probably right, but how many government employees do the blue states have compared to the red, you need to do some comparisons.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    The point of providing social insurance is so that those who reach retirement age without adequate savings will not have to live out the remainder of their life in utter poverty. However, if you are not in poverty and have a liquid net worth of over $500,000.00, not being able to draw from S.S.

    I understand you are not a fan of real economic analysis, but you never know:



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    So, no answer to my question, how about a little logic and common sense and less of that so called analysis?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by deltabtry View Post
    Along with this map you need to show how many people are moving to Texas and what the population increase is, or else this map is useless. No one else has explained why the mass migration to Texas comparatively, and I can't think of why anyone would move from another state to Texas for a minimum wage job.
    It is all about the comparisons. You could move from some state with a high cost of living to TX, where the cost of living is real low. If you are making minimum wage or just around minimum wage in both places but you can actually afford decent housing and to eat in TX but not whatever state you were living in, then it is worth it to move to TX. Plus, if you live in a state where you can't find a job, but there is some job opening for what you know how to do in TX, then why not move to TX.

    Then, you have to figure that some people are sort of moved there without much choice. One good example, since we are talking about TX, is military spouses. Military spouses usually go where their spouse gets stationed. It is quite possible that they had a decent job whereever they were, but, considering the benefits from the military, many spouses give up okay paying jobs for minimum wage or just above minimum wage jobs to be with their spouse. This would also apply to others outside of the military who move to TX for their job but the spouse can't find a job/decent job when the family gets there.

    Another thing that could affect the numbers is people simply taking chances and those chances going south, but they can't really afford to move back. This actually happened to my family when I was 17. My mother got a job in SC, we bought a home and moved, and then my mother lost her job because of some stupid rule they had about bank accounts (they told her she had to get a checking account for her direct deposit at a specific bank after she started working there). She lost her job and we were living off my father's WalMart paycheck at least til I went into the Navy.
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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    So, no answer to my question, how about a little logic and common sense and less of that so called analysis?
    I do not respond to open ended questions, so do us both a favor and try not to waste your time in the future. Ok?

    From Wiki:

    Analysis is the process of breaking a complex topic or substance into smaller parts to gain a better understanding of it.
    The sheer scope of the macro economy renders common sense a useless tool for establishing a cause/effect relationship with various macro data. The same data you continue to misrepresent on a daily basis. I know it is far too late for you to gain a clear understanding of our economic and financial realities, but try not and water down the discussion with ideological driven rhetoric.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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