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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    It pains me to do it, but to be fair to Sangha he didn't claim that Perry took a bribe. If you look back, he originally said "Can a Governor veto a bill because he was bribed to do so?" in response to a poster claiming that a Governor can legally veto any bill for any reason. He was asking the hypothetical, not laying a charge.
    Agreed. Sangha did exactly that.
    However, the subtext is that Perry took a bribe, and that's not demonstrated with any evidence at all, at this point, which was my point.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

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    I don't hate anyone, but I do have an extremely strong dislike for people who don't know me who say that I hate someone.

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Wait a minute. Offering tax incentives to lure in new investment is " giving the State away " ?? New York is running National adds promising Businesses that relocate there a 10 year tax exemption.

    So is Michigan.

    Your description is ridiculous.

    And Texas leads the Nation in Jobs created across ALL income levels.

    That includes High paying jobs.
    Tax incentives? LOL....Like...."Come to Texas and we will make you pay no taxes for 20 years". How is that productive for the State? The answer is...it isn't...which is why Texas is at the bottom of the barrel in healthcare, education and high paying jobs. Sorry....but the reality is that Texas leads the country with Mississippi in having the highest number of people working for minimum wage. Not exactly something to be proud of.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Tell me exactly when you met and what you know about Rick Perry? You buy what the media tells you. I live a little closer to the situation than you do and have a better understanding of Perry and TX politics. You have no idea what you are talking about.
    I live in Austin. Is that close enough for you? You have no idea what you are talking about. Rick Perry is a jackass that not even many Texas conservatives like. Texas liberals certainly don't like him, but the point is, Perry over-stepped his bounds in demanding for Lehmberg to vacate her position using his power of veto to defund the office so that he could appoint his own replacement to his liking. It was an abuse of power.

    I'm not saying that Lehmberg is a great person, and I remember when she got arrested. Her blatancy in demanding a sheriff give her special treatment as she pounded on the jail door was practically unbearable to watch, and there are many democratic representatives here in Austin that I disagree with in their actions, but that doesn't change the fact that Perry abused his power as Governor.

    FYI: Did you know that Rick Perry was at one point a Democrat?

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    John Chait of New York magazine, who is pretty left but also pretty sharp, gives us a good rundown of exactly why this indictment is complete BS:

    Rick Perry Indictment Is Unbelievably Ridiculous -- NYMag

    This is scummy Texas Democrats going after a scummy Texas Republican. Pretty much naked political gamesmanship.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Tax incentives? LOL....Like...."Come to Texas and we will make you pay no taxes for 20 years". How is that productive for the State? The answer is...it isn't...which is why Texas is at the bottom of the barrel in healthcare, education and high paying jobs. Sorry....but the reality is that Texas leads the country with Mississippi in having the highest number of people working for minimum wage. Not exactly something to be proud of.
    Lol...you stated an opinion....

    Given your predisposition to the liberal ideology I wouldn't expect you to understand the concept or the advantage of luring new investment with tax breaks.

    Texas lured Toyota out of that Blue plague State California with 40 Million in relocation assistance so Toyota could come here and spend 300 Million setting up their new head quarters. For that 40 Million Texas also gets 3000 Professional High paying jobs that move into the Dallas area.

    Are you getting it yet ?

    Since 2011 more than two dozen California companies including Titan Laboratories, Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Superconductor Technologies, SCON +1.04% Pacific Union Financial and Med-Logics have relocated in Texas from Jerry Brown's disaster of a State, and for Texas that equates to increased revenue which will no doubt be added to our existing 10 Billion dollar Surplus.

    So as California struggles with their growing fiscal nightmare, and their huge population of people totally dependent on the Government, Texas is going to continue doing what works.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Tax incentives? LOL....Like...."Come to Texas and we will make you pay no taxes for 20 years". How is that productive for the State? The answer is...it isn't...which is why Texas is at the bottom of the barrel in healthcare, education and high paying jobs. Sorry....but the reality is that Texas leads the country with Mississippi in having the highest number of people working for minimum wage. Not exactly something to be proud of.
    Same old lies, same old bs from you. You have no idea what you are talking about and buy the leftwing spin. California leads the nation in minimum wage jobs, leads the nation in poverty, and leads the nation in the number of people getting taxpayer assistance. You must be so proud.

    TX has no state income taxes, has a low cost of living, is at the top in job creation, has 52 Fortune 500 companies and that simply drives you crazy. All those people and businesses moving to TX so they can make low wages, have no insurance, and living in poverty. That is liberal logic

    Saying the same lies over and over again don't make those lies true. TX does not lead the nation in the number of people making minimum wage, they have the most in the nation, 500,000 out of a 13 million labor force making the FEDERAL MINIMUM Wage, California has the most people making a minimum wage, three times the number in TX. Suggest you learn how to do research. California minimum wage up to July 1 was $8 an hour. How was it living in California living on $8 an hour?

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Raven1 View Post
    I live in Austin. Is that close enough for you? You have no idea what you are talking about. Rick Perry is a jackass that not even many Texas conservatives like. Texas liberals certainly don't like him, but the point is, Perry over-stepped his bounds in demanding for Lehmberg to vacate her position using his power of veto to defund the office so that he could appoint his own replacement to his liking. It was an abuse of power.

    I'm not saying that Lehmberg is a great person, and I remember when she got arrested. Her blatancy in demanding a sheriff give her special treatment as she pounded on the jail door was practically unbearable to watch, and there are many democratic representatives here in Austin that I disagree with in their actions, but that doesn't change the fact that Perry abused his power as Governor.

    FYI: Did you know that Rick Perry was at one point a Democrat?
    Living in Austin says it all, thanks. How does it feel to be in the minority in a state that leads the nation in job creation, population growth,, has 52 and growing Fortune 500 companies and a booming economy? Must frustrate people like you knowing that this state is doing so well without liberalism.

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    By "illegal" you mean criminal, no. But we're not talking criminal actions here, now are we? We're talking violating ethics rules which when looking at things from the primus of character, honor and integrity for someone holding the highest office in the land - or in this case, the Great State of Texas - I'd think you kind folks would want someone sitting in your state's big chair who was of the highest moral fiber, not someone who would use shady politics to get what he wants or abuse his Executive Power. I mean, my God...isn't this the very claim you guys wage against the President of the United States? Executive overreach?
    No we're talking about 5 to 99 on one count and 5 to 20 on the other. Felonies.

    You really think Perry would commit felonies just for political points?

    He didn't just do this off the cuff, it happened over time and with much legal consultation.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Living in Austin says it all, thanks. How does it feel to be in the minority in a state that leads the nation in job creation, population growth,, has 52 and growing Fortune 500 companies and a booming economy? Must frustrate people like you knowing that this state is doing so well without liberalism.
    You mean I live in one of the fastest growing cities, population-wise and economically? Oh, it really pains me to live in this liberal mecca. Highly educated and beautiful city that it is, I can't bear the pain it causes me to keep Austin weird.

    You think it is because of Rick Perry that our state does so well? While you proclaim that low taxes are your answer, have you seen what Texas Republicans have done to property taxes? Oh, and have you been to the local DPS office lately? How's that working out for you? How did you like it when Rick Perry refused federal funding for healthcare, in a state that ranks at the bottom for people covered by healthcare? How do you like the changes in education books that Texas Republicans put forth under Rick Perry's direction to further stupefy our state as a whole, and with it many other states?

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