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    Texas Trumps Governor Moonbeam

    Texas Trumps Governor Moonbeam - John Fund - National Review Online

    Texas governor Rick Perry knows how to start a rumble. Last week, he spent a mere $24,000 on radio ads in California, urging firms there to move to Texas, with its “zero state income tax, low overall tax burden, sensible regulations, and fair legal system.” The ad goaded Governor Jerry Brown into telling reporters that Perry’s effort wasn’t news. “It’s not a burp,” he sneered. “It’s barely a fart.”

    But his insult generated dozens of stories about the differences between Texas and California, playing into Perry’s hands. He begins a four-day barnstorming tour of California today, touting Texas’s virtues to business owners.
    I wouldn't count California out just yet. Although it seems that they have truly painted themselves into a corner they have proven to be agile and inventive in the past.

    Nevertheless, it does the heart good to see the blue model of state government trashed in such a straightforward fashion.

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    Re: Texas Trumps Governor Moonbeam

    California has the 11th largest economy on the planet, and the highest GDP of any state, by a long shot. Texas is a distant and fading second -- its policies of disenfranchising millions of hispanics and denying basic public education in order for Republicans to eek out a few more elections before the GOP goes extinct there, has doomed it to second rate status.

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    Re: Texas Trumps Governor Moonbeam

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    California has the 11th largest economy on the planet, and the highest GDP of any state, by a long shot. Texas is a distant and fading second -- its policies of disenfranchising millions of hispanics and denying basic public education in order for Republicans to eek out a few more elections before the GOP goes extinct there, has doomed it to second rate status.
    It's second in GDP only to California. That means it trumps every other blue state in the union by a mile. With advertising like this, it may soon beat California as well. Quite an accomplishment considering it doesn't have near the coastline California does.

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    Re: Texas Trumps Governor Moonbeam

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    California has the 11th largest economy on the planet, and the highest GDP of any state, by a long shot. Texas is a distant and fading second -- its policies of disenfranchising millions of hispanics and denying basic public education in order for Republicans to eek out a few more elections before the GOP goes extinct there, has doomed it to second rate status.
    Actually, Texas is growing faster then California is. BEA News Release (GDP by State)

    And what do you mean by disenfranchised? Are you referring to illegals?

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    Re: Texas Trumps Governor Moonbeam

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    California has the 11th largest economy on the planet, and the highest GDP of any state, by a long shot. Texas is a distant and fading second -- its policies of disenfranchising millions of hispanics and denying basic public education in order for Republicans to eek out a few more elections before the GOP goes extinct there, has doomed it to second rate status.


    don't let facts get in the way of a good moronic rant....

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    Re: Texas Trumps Governor Moonbeam

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    Actually, Texas is growing faster then California is. BEA News Release (GDP by State)

    And what do you mean by disenfranchised? Are you referring to illegals?
    Actually, California's growth in intellectual property and high end high value economic activity is preeminent. Texas is really good in cheap labor, that's for sure.

    And no, the disinfranchised hispanics are millions of kids in border districts that the GOP doesn't want to spend any money on, because it offends their moribund white tea party base. A base that will be a minority in 10 years. Then bye bye Texas GOP.

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    Re: Texas Trumps Governor Moonbeam

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post


    don't let facts get in the way of a good moronic rant....
    You mean the fact that California has the largest economy of any state by far.

    It sucks to be a conservative and have to make stuff up.

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    Re: Texas Trumps Governor Moonbeam

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    Actually, California's growth in intellectual property and high end high value economic activity is preeminent. Texas is really good in cheap labor, that's for sure.

    And no, the disinfranchised hispanics are millions of kids in border districts that the GOP doesn't want to spend any money on, because it offends their moribund white tea party base. A base that will be a minority in 10 years. Then bye bye Texas GOP.
    Actually, if you check the tax filings, most of that intellectual property is in Nevada .

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    Re: Texas Trumps Governor Moonbeam

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    It's second in GDP only to California. That means it trumps every other blue state in the union by a mile. With advertising like this, it may soon beat California as well. Quite an accomplishment considering it doesn't have near the coastline California does.
    Don't worry, Perry and the tea partiers have assured that Texas cheap labor economy will crash in few years as education and intellectual property becomes the drivers of the future. But good luck in the hospitality industry!

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    Re: Texas Trumps Governor Moonbeam

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    You mean the fact that California has the largest economy of any state by far.

    It sucks to be a conservative and have to make stuff up.
    And Texas has the second largest and is growing fast then California. You were saying?

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