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Rick Perry: By The Numbers

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Please yank this clown off the stage already.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/perry-criticizes-government-while-texas-job-growth-benefits-from-it/2011/08/18/gIQAPPZQSJ_story.html?hpid=z1


    “The fact is, government doesn’t create jobs, otherwise the last 21 / 2 years of stimulus would have worked,” Perry said this month in a speech to the National Conference of State Legislatures. “Government can only create the environment that allows the private sector to create jobs. The single most important contributor to our jobs-friendly climate here in Texas is our low tax burden, because we know dollars do far more to create jobs and prosperity in the people’s hands than they do in the government’s.”

    ...

    Between December 2007 and last June, private-sector employment in Texas declined by 0.6 percent while public-sector jobs increased by 6.4 percent, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall, government employees account for about one-sixth of the workforce in Texas.

     
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Re: Rick Perry, complete fraud

    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2011/08/17/rick-perry-gets-heckled-claims-abstinence-works-despite-being-presented-statistics-that-show-otherwise-video/
     
  3. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Re: Rick Perry, complete fraud

    Ah, those pesky facts.
     
  4. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Re: Rick Perry, complete fraud

    So let me see if I have this clear, Dick: Your point seems to be that 5/6s of the jobs market expanding doesn't create more jobs than 1/6?

    That aside, the private sector actually produces things. Government doesn't produce anything ... other than misery.
     
  5. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Re: Rick Perry, complete fraud

    A Job to Kill For... literally.

    http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/07/rick-perry-death-penalty-problem-humberto-leal
     
  6. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Re: Rick Perry, complete fraud

    No.

    It's not complicated.

    Rick Perry is boasting about the job growth in Texas. That's his big selling point.

    ALL of the job growth -- not some, not most, but ALL of the job growth -- has been government jobs. The private sector has lost jobs during that time period.
     
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Re: Rick Perry, complete fraud

    I'm not saying agree with this, in fact it should be pretty clear that I'm completely on the other side, but the fact that Rick Perry helped to kill a Mexican immigrant is not something that is going to cost him a lot of votes.
     
  8. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Re: Rick Perry, complete fraud

    His close relationships with fringe religious types definitely will be an issue for him.
     
  9. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Re: Rick Perry, complete fraud

    The point is that 5/6 of the job market didn't expand.

    The government jobs weren't just ALL of the growth. They were MORE than all the growth. They were the equivalent of a running back having 300 of his team's 275 yards because the rest of the team actually combined for negative yardage.

    (Incidentally, I once covered a game where that actually happened.)
     
  10. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Re: Rick Perry, complete fraud

    Rick Perry's defection from the Dem party to become a Republican earlier this decade makes him the perfect Tea Party-style candidate - someone who has lots of conservative ideas but loves to fire guns in the air or do some loud, public hollering every so often. He can roust a crowd and has lots of contacts, but he's put his foot into his mouth often enough (most recently when he suggested that Texas might just defect from the rest off the union if it didn't get its way on some issue) that nobody outside Texas, and many within our bounds, don't give him much of a chance to win the presidency.

    President Obama continues to look out over the Republican-possibles crowd and say a silent prayer of thanks to the Almighty Father.
     
  11. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Re: Rick Perry, complete fraud

    Abstinence works 100 percent of the time -- when sex is actually, you know, abstained from. It's not that abstinence doesn't work, it's that the intent to abstain doesn't work.

    And Perry could have pulled the switch on Humberto Leal and I would have applauded him.

    Otherwise, I'm not thrilled about Perry. Still waiting for Jeb Bush to come in and clean these clown's clocks.
     
  12. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Re: Rick Perry, complete fraud

    And as long as Obama's president, there will continue to be no growth or very little growth in the private sector. Shit doesn't happen in a vacuum.

    Now some states will do things to try to make their own individual state more attractive. Texas is doing some of those things. Put a "tax-'em-to-death" lib in the Texas statehouse and watch how many businesses flee the state.
     
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