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

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    by that logic, idaho senator Mike Crapo should have resigned after he received a D.W.I 3 years ago, and yet he is still in office.
    Very different circumstances, only one of which was the blood alcohol content (Crapo's was 0.14 while Lehmberg's was nearly three times over the legal limit). Crapo also apologized and appeared remorseful and embarrassed. Lehmberg, on the other hand, was belligerent, and she also had to spend 20 days of a 45-day sentence in jail.

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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
    Liberal arrogance won't let blue states do what? The most arrogant people I've ever known in my life were all conservative republicans. Republicans won't let liberals better this nation (better known as the Party of No), and in fact are entirely responsible for the economic meltdown known as the Great Recession. Obstructionists is what you folks in the Republican Party are known as. You dodged my question posed earlier. What were the specific polices that Republicans put forth to make Texas an economic success? I already told you that it wasn't lowering taxes or the cost of living, since Texas Republicans sent property taxes through the roof. And I don't know what you mean by personal responsibility, unless you are saying that you can only benefit from things if you already have money.

    Like I said before. You don't know what you are talking about.

    LOL !!

    " The party of No "......

    There are NUMEROUS GOP House bills sitting in the Senate waiting for a vote that will never come thanks to Harry Reid. In those jobs bills are the same type of investment incentive initiatives that are responsible for Texas' economic success.

    And NO, the Republicans are NOT the reason we had a Sub-Prime collapse in 2008. You can thank Clinton's full on attack on " racist banks ", his HUD regulatory mandates that increased sub-prime quotas for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac his numerous executive orders comprised in his 1995 Homeownership Strategy and and his co-opting of the GSE's into the Sub-prime business for the 2008 collapse.

    The " Great Recession " is due to millions of easily influenced Americans equating empty platitudes and bumper sticker slogans to Presidential qualifications in 2008 and 2012.
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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
    You're right. My bad.



    No, he was taking prescription meds (not aspirin) for a non-medical reason, at least according to him. Look up the facts for yourself if you don't like the implications. What was the third branch of government that he will shut down? I forgot. "Oops!" said presidential candidate Rick Perry.
    I don't want to look it up. I don't care enough to look it up. You are the one making the statement so it isn't up to me to look it up. Like I said, I don't really like the guy anyway. This is entertainment to me. I don't have any dogs in this fight yet. That might change as more information comes out.

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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
    The " Great Recession " is due to millions of easily influenced Americans equating empty platitudes and bumper sticker slogans to Presidential qualifications in 2008 and 2012.
    Wait, WHAT? The recession, which started before the 2008 election, was caused by people voting for Obama?
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Rick Perry Indicted: Another Democratic Party Dirty Trick | Power Line

    "A grand jury in Travis County, Texas, indicted Governor Rick Perry today. Why? For exercising his constitutional prerogative by threatening to veto, and then vetoing, an appropriation to support the public corruption unit in Travis County’s district attorney’s office. This followed the arrest of the county’s district attorney, Democratic Party activist Rosemary Lehmberg, for drunk driving, after she was found “with an open bottle of vodka in the front passenger seat of her car in a church parking lot in Austin.” Ms. Lehmberg served 45 days in jail.

    The Travis County district attorney’s office has long been a cesspool of corruption. It was that office, controlled by the Democratic Party machine, that infamously indicted Tom DeLay for nothing. "
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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
    You are right, it is a lot easier to be arrogant when you have the numbers to support you. If Republicans are arrogant in TX it is because of the low unemployment, large job creation, booming economy, low cost of living, and massive explosion of population.

    For someone who grew up and lives in that bastion of liberal education policies you represent the liberals quite well. You are totally ignorant of the actual economic results and even who controlled the legislative process and purse strings from January 2007 until the end of the Bush term

    Specific policies, no state income taxes, enticing businesses to move to the state, allowing local communities to control their own resources, and kicking liberal economic policies out of the state. Property taxes depend on where you live, do you have any idea what property taxes fund? You choose where to live thus you choose what taxes to pay.

    You are right though, I have no idea what I am talking about because I am a conservative and only spent 35 years in the business world. Amazing how little I know compared to you.
    What? Rick Perry passed laws that put forth no state income tax? I didn't realize that it was just Republicans enticing businesses to move to Texas, since last I checked, pretty much all politicians in this state, including Democrats, offer tax incentives for businesses to move here. Property taxes are worse than progressive income taxes. But the fact that my property taxes are so high is not just because of where I live, and it further keeps me from moving up in the world. You Baby Boomers have it nice, and you kicked the ladder out for the rest of us.

    Your 35 years of business experience means jack to me. I've owned my own business as well, so don't act like you know so much.

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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
    Rick Perry Indicted: Another Democratic Party Dirty Trick | Power Line

    "A grand jury in Travis County, Texas, indicted Governor Rick Perry today. Why? For exercising his constitutional prerogative by threatening to veto, and then vetoing, an appropriation to support the public corruption unit in Travis County’s district attorney’s office. This followed the arrest of the county’s district attorney, Democratic Party activist Rosemary Lehmberg, for drunk driving, after she was found “with an open bottle of vodka in the front passenger seat of her car in a church parking lot in Austin.” Ms. Lehmberg served 45 days in jail.

    The Travis County district attorney’s office has long been a cesspool of corruption. It was that office, controlled by the Democratic Party machine, that infamously indicted Tom DeLay for nothing. "
    This can only help Perry. The public is getting fed-up with the corruption in the political bureaucracy and his willingness to step in here will only enhance his political future.

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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
    What? Rick Perry passed laws that put forth no state income tax? I didn't realize that it was just Republicans enticing businesses to move to Texas, since last I checked, pretty much all politicians in this state, including Democrats, offer tax incentives for businesses to move here. Property taxes are worse than progressive income taxes. But the fact that my property taxes are so high is not just because of where I live, and it further keeps me from moving up in the world. You Baby Boomers have it nice, and you kicked the ladder out for the rest of us.

    Your 35 years of business experience means jack to me. I've owned my own business as well, so don't act like you know so much.
    What a whiner.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    so should have this senator from idaho have resigned after he was charged with a D.W.I. two ago?

    Idaho senator accused of DUI in Virginia - CNN.com
    I don't really care about Idaho. I do know that if people elect someone that is morally bankrupt they deserve everything they get. I can see this Lehmberg is morally bankrupt. I don't know about Perry. I haven't lived in Texas since 1982.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Wait, WHAT? The recession, which started before the 2008 election, was caused by people voting for Obama?

    Absolutely !!

    After a near financial collapse, Americans thought it was a good idea to listen to a bunch of BS superficial platitudes and elect a Jr Senator with no qualifications who then signed a Bill into law that guaranteed increased cost on Businesses, Corporations and Consumers years before it's implementation.

    Great way to stifle a free market economy, promise everyone their cost health cost are going to sky rocket, tell employers the cost for their employee plans is going to sky rocket, and then raise taxes on Capital Gains and dividends.

    This Jr Senator Community Organizer then borrowed 800 Billion and so he could waste it on a ridiculous green jobs initiative and pump Billions back into Public Sector Unions. It was clear soon after he was elected ( It was clear before that ) that he wasn't competent to run a Taco Truck let alone a Country.

    When it comes down to it, the voters are responsible for their gullibility.
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