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Rick Perry: By The Numbers

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

  1. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Re: Rick Perry, complete fraud

    I know Rick Perry told you that's true, but the fact is that it isn't. Even where jobs have been created, they've been created in a way that cannot be replicated on a national scale. (And even if it could be replicated, you can't build an economy on $7.25-an-hour jobs at Wal-Mart.)

    But do feel free to tell me about all those jobs that were created in the six damn years that the U.S. had a Republican president and a Republican Congress.
  2. joe_schmoe

    joe_schmoe Active Member

    Re: Rick Perry, complete fraud

    Random fact checker here...I believe this is the first year of this decade (or second depending on how you feel about 0 years), and I'm pretty sure Perry was a Republican on Jan. 1.
    Perhaps you mean this century? Pretty sure he was Republican Jan 1, 2000 too.

    His democratic years were in the 1980s and that's very unlikely to matter. The 1980s Texas was still a fairly democratic state, mainly Southern Democrats, a term long since thrown out the window. But that's pretty much what he was then.

    I'm likely not voting for Perry, but I love how the Dems seem to be so scared of this guy that they are just throwing everything out there to see what sticks.
  3. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Re: Rick Perry, complete fraud

    Throwing the truth and hoping it sticks is the last refuge of a pacifist.
  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Re: Rick Perry, complete fraud

    Any other state could come along and undercut Texas if it so chose. Lower taxes. Less regulation. At what cost, eventually? If it were a magic pill, everyone would be doing it. That they aren't should tell you something.
  5. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Re: Rick Perry, complete fraud

    The nightly news here at KENS-5 CBS in San Antonio just ran a story that said Perry has the freedom to use the next 18 months to campaign and spend large amounts of time away from the state, all the while collecting his $150,000 governor's salary. It's because, report said, of an 1870s-era piece of legislation that took away all the state's top lawmaker's power or need to govern except for during legislative sessions.
    Perry, also, switched in 1989 from Democrat to Republican. Good catch, joe_
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Re: Rick Perry, complete fraud

    I understand that politics are in the news, but why should anyone be allowed to start a thread that just by the title is trying to pick a fight?
  7. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Re: Rick Perry, Nobel candidate in statistics?

    He might as well have.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Re: Rick Perry, Nobel candidate in statistics?

    How about you start a thread that isn't picking a fight? You can't start a thread with this title and have a legitimate discussion/debate.

    What would happen if Hondo, Tony, me or printdust started a thread that said "Obama, complete fraud..."

    Some of us would also like to have a political discussion on these boards and considering how that is barely even allowed at this point, starting threads like this will just prevent that from happening.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    And I like your HOF threads...
  10. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    CNN's reporter in Tripoli says most of the "minders" have left the hotel where the media is.

    Sometimes it feels like that around here.

    (No offense.)
  11. Greenhorn

    Greenhorn Active Member

    The government doesn't produce anything but misery? No national defense/military? The government doesn't produce those things.....
  12. JRoyal

    JRoyal Well-Known Member

    One of my favorite parts of the story is where it points out that Texas managed to escape some of the damage from the housing collapse. You know how? They have tighter regulations on the mortgage market than most other states.

    But government regulations aren't the answer.
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