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    Re: Economy shrinks for first time in 3 1/2 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Yes, you are correct....in my best Ed McMahon voice...

    They actually are known for it and also known for being "promoted down" too. That's when they're so ineffective, so incompetent that their superiors promote them to get them the hell away from everybody. Happens allot in City Govt.

    We had a Mayor that used to be the police Chief that could barely string two sentences together. Mayor Harold Brown. The guy was a full on moron and he excelled in local politics.
    Know of him well. I moved to Houston in 1992 and live north of the city. Love it here but glad I don't live in the city.

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    Re: Economy shrinks for first time in 3 1/2 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Dwight, you're in H-town ?

    Giggity....

    I can't imagine ANYONE in their right mind wanting to send their kids to HISD.....that is unless you want your child to graduate as a FULL FLEDGED moron.

    The "piss ant " ISD's like Friendswood, Katy and a score of higher performing HISD's are actually known for turning out kids who are.......LITERATE.
    I attended magnet schools in HISD, and I can assure you I am no moron.

    But then again, I was the kid who actually questioned when his teacher played a video saying Reagan was a racist who hates the poor and Clinton was the great american messiah...so consider me an anomaly.

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    Re: Economy shrinks for first time in 3 1/2 years

    Quote Originally Posted by StringBean View Post
    I attended magnet schools in HISD, and I can assure you I am no moron.

    But then again, I was the kid who actually questioned when his teacher played a video saying Reagan was a racist who hates the poor and Clinton was the great american messiah...so consider me an anomaly.
    Yea I guess I'm guilty of making a a generalization but I can't think of more than 5 schools that are worth sending a kid to. Are you the one that started " the dreaded smurfs'' rumor ?
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    Re: Economy shrinks for first time in 3 1/2 years

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    We didn't cut spending OR raise taxes in the 4th quarter of 2012.
    Government consumption expenditures and gross investment, the two facets of federal outlays that actually plug into the GDP equation, decreased by 15 percent.
    Last edited by a351; 01-30-13 at 07:20 PM.

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    Re: Economy shrinks for first time in 3 1/2 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Really? You buy Governor Moonbeam's rhetoric? How many businesses and individuals have fled California in the last year? Your state is an economic disaster whereas TX has a 12 billion dollar excess in tax revenue that the Governor wants to give back to the people. Imagine that, overpaying in taxes and getting a refund? Hmmm, let me know when that happens in California?
    LOL....keep telling yourself that....of course, as usual, don't let the facts stand in your way. It would ruin your day.
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    Re: Economy shrinks for first time in 3 1/2 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Really? You buy Governor Moonbeam's rhetoric? How many businesses and individuals have fled California in the last year? Your state is an economic disaster whereas TX has a 12 billion dollar excess in tax revenue that the Governor wants to give back to the people. Imagine that, overpaying in taxes and getting a refund? Hmmm, let me know when that happens in California?
    BTW..Conservative...been following the news? Looks like all those low paying wage jobs that Texas has brought in is also having the consequence of turning Texas into a swing state. LOL....I'll be thinking of you every time the GOP loses another election because without Texas the GOP doesn't have a shot.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Re: Economy shrinks for first time in 3 1/2 years

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    LOL....keep telling yourself that....of course, as usual, don't let the facts stand in your way. It would ruin your day.
    LOL, facts? what would you know about facts? Still waiting for facts? What is the budget deficit in California? How many businesses have left the state? You have never offered any facts.

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    Re: Economy shrinks for first time in 3 1/2 years

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    BTW..Conservative...been following the news? Looks like all those low paying wage jobs that Texas has brought in is also having the consequence of turning Texas into a swing state. LOL....I'll be thinking of you every time the GOP loses another election because without Texas the GOP doesn't have a shot.
    Keep dreaming, Governor Moonbeam has a real disciple in you

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    Re: Economy shrinks for first time in 3 1/2 years

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    The Senate has ignored them, so the Republicans passed a spending increase instead.
    President Obama?s news conference on the debt ceiling, fiscal battles and gun control, Jan. 14, 2013 (Transcript) - Washington Post

    But it seems as if what’s motivating and propelling at this point some of the House Republicans is more than simply deficit reduction. They have a particular vision about what government should and should not do. So they are suspicious about government’s commitments, for example, to make sure that seniors have decent health care as they get older. They have suspicions about Social Security. They have suspicions about whether government should make sure that kids in poverty are getting enough to eat or whether we should be spending money on medical research. So they -- they got a particular view of what government should do and -- and should be.

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