President visits Texas to laughably claim credit for its success

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    President visits Texas to laughably claim credit for its success

    http://bionews-tx.com/2013/05/09/jay-carney-on-obamas-trip-to-austin-well-why-not-texas-austin-is-a-hub-of-innovation-and-technology/

    President Obama‘s visit to Texas today is making big headlines, considering that the political and ideological divides could not be more stark between the Lone Star’s leading “red state” status and a President who is widely considered to be well left of center. In an administration that has emphasized big government through its political actions — accented by the government takeover of General Motors, a steady increase in federal spending, and the passage and signing of Obamacare — it comes as a surprise that Obama would travel to Texas to tout the state’s unbridled job growth, innovation, and education, all of which has been fueled in large part by Republican Governor Rick Perry‘s decidedly conservative approach to governance.

    Yet, that is exactly what the President’s narrative will be as he traverses Austin.

    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney sought to characterize the President’s trip to Austin as an endorsement of the kind of success that he envisions for the future of America:

    Well, why not Texas? Austin is a hub of innovation and technology. It’s also a hub of education.....

    [Even the White House  doesnt buy into the "Goober red state taker" spiel of our resident liberals...]

    In some ways, having the President tout the state — and more specifically the city of Austin — is a major endorsement and confirmation that Texas is doing something right when it comes to attracting business, creating jobs, and fostering growth through smaller government, fewer regulations, tax breaks for companies, and incentives for business relocation into the state, all of which has led to more jobs and a low cost of living. It can be argued, after all, that the Texan economy has done the heavy lifting in keeping the U.S. economy from completely folding over the past five years. From a political perspective, it would make sense for the President to seek to get his fingerprints all over the success of Texas. However, it may be a bit of a tough sell for a President who has governed at the national level in such a way that refutes the initiatives that Governor Perry and the GOP-dominant Texas legislature has championed over the past years.


    Coincidences rarely occur in politics, and one cannot ignore the fact that Obama’s trip to Texas comes just on the heels of Governor Perry’s high-profile biotech prospecting mission to the President’s once-home state of Illinois, as well as the Texas Governor’s trip to the Silicon Valley, both of which were considered to be successful in further advancing the migration of technology companies from struggling blue states into Texas. Wielding the bully pulpit, the President may seek to utilize his trip to Texas as a political gambit of sorts.

     
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    Get used to it.  In the upcoming months and years you will see more and more Democrats making trips to soon-to-be-blue Texas. 

     
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    Get used to it.  In the upcoming months and years you will see more and more Democrats making trips to soon-to-be-blue Texas. 

     




    LOL.  McCain won Texas by 11.  Romney won it by 18.  The trend is clear :-)

     



    That's quite a trend

     
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    Get used to it.  In the upcoming months and years you will see more and more Democrats making trips to soon-to-be-blue Texas. 

     




    LOL.  McCain won Texas by 11.  Romney won it by 18.  The trend is clear :-)

     



    There is a demographic tsunami hitting Texas.  The hispanic share of the electorate is exploding, whereas the non-hispanic white vote is declining.  Getting the hispanic population to the polls has been the problem.  Democrats will be pushing hard to change that, and if they can get a charismatic hispanic like Julian Castro in the governors mansion that would help tremendously.

    And don't underestimate the damage that Ted Cruz is doing as he brags about killing immigration reform.

     
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    Kinda like the laughable claim that TX stands on it's own.

    Turns out Texas was the state that depended the most on those very stimulus funds to plug nearly 97% of its shortfall for fiscal 2010, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

    http://money.cnn.com/2011/01/23/news/economy/texas_perry_budget_stimulus/index.htm


    Or the fact that TX can't devolope any industry itself, (unless it's based on a hole in the ground) and must rely on poaching companies and talent with offers of state money and state financed buildings... the very definition of crony capitalism. Funny how CLC lauds this crony capitalism when it's done by a red state.

    And then there's the cognitive dissonance from the gopers about how the prez is responsible for everything bad that happens in the economy but can never get credit for any success, even if that success can be directly tied to federal money.



    The success has NOTHING to do with the stimulus. If the amount of federal money spent is a majic elixir for economic growth and prosperity, then  Detroit, Oakland, southside Chicago would be paradises...

     
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    Good to have you back airborne!

     
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    Kinda like the laughable claim that TX stands on it's own.

    Turns out Texas was the state that depended the most on those very stimulus funds to plug nearly 97% of its shortfall for fiscal 2010, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

    http://money.cnn.com/2011/01/23/news/economy/texas_perry_budget_stimulus/index.htm


    Or the fact that TX can't devolope any industry itself, (unless it's based on a hole in the ground) and must rely on poaching companies and talent with offers of state money and state financed buildings... the very definition of crony capitalism. Funny how CLC lauds this crony capitalism when it's done by a red state.

    And then there's the cognitive dissonance from the gopers about how the prez is responsible for everything bad that happens in the economy but can never get credit for any success, even if that success can be directly tied to federal money.

     



    The success has NOTHING to do with the stimulus. If the amount of federal money spent is a majic elixir for economic growth and prosperity, then  Detroit, Oakland, southside Chicago would be paradises...

     




    Of course it didn't. Whatever helps you sleep at night.

     
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    Good to have you back airborne!

     




    I thought I was angryman, or David someone or other, or pitchfork or ....

     

    I'm going to need a scorecard to keep up with all my identities.

     



    Uh huh...

    Nice hat btw ; )

     
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    The success has NOTHING to do with the stimulus.

     




    It's just a series of fortunate coincidences that the money ended up in the general funds account of TX......for which the neo-cons will take credit anyway.... unless of course if it wasn't stimulative.... then it would be Obama's fault.

     



    Here is a basic clue for you...

    The private economy of Texas and its people, are a different entity than the Government.

    Hard to believe for you, of course, but individuals actually live their lives without kneeling before your Zog. There are actually paychecks earned and given to people,  that are not from the Government!

     The  federal Stimulus was given to the State Government. 

     
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    Kinda like the laughable claim that TX stands on it's own.

    Turns out Texas was the state that depended the most on those very stimulus funds to plug nearly 97% of its shortfall for fiscal 2010, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

    http://money.cnn.com/2011/01/23/news/economy/texas_perry_budget_stimulus/index.htm


    Or the fact that TX can't devolope any industry itself, (unless it's based on a hole in the ground) and must rely on poaching companies and talent with offers of state money and state financed buildings... the very definition of crony capitalism. Funny how CLC lauds this crony capitalism when it's done by a red state.

    And then there's the cognitive dissonance from the gopers about how the prez is responsible for everything bad that happens in the economy but can never get credit for any success, even if that success can be directly tied to federal money.

     



    The success has NOTHING to do with the stimulus. If the amount of federal money spent is a majic elixir for economic growth and prosperity, then  Detroit, Oakland, southside Chicago would be paradises...

     

     




    The stimulus balanced the TX budget, to the tune of $6.4 billiondollars. If they didn't need that stimulus, why take it? I guess it's not stimulative if it's from this administration....

     

    That freed up money the neo-cons could use to engage in their favorite form of "capitalism", crony capitalism, picking winners and losers in the free market.

    But of course it's not crony capitalism when a neo-con redstate does it, right CLC?

     



     

    I lived there for a few years.  Native Texans actually believe that their economy is robust because Texas is a special place full of hard-working, successful people. Of course, when you point out that Texas depends an awfully lot on a continual influx of federal tax dollars (Ex. Fort Hood complex - largest military installation on the face of the planet), or military contractors everywhere, or that their beloved oil patch is supported by 100 years of gov't policy, or thousands of miles of interstate highways, or the price supports built into their agriculture business, they fall silent and change the subject.

    Kids in Texas grow up hating the federal gov't, like the way kids in Boston hate the Yankees.  Texans never admit how they got where they are, and they certainly don't care to admit the truth.....that they are takers.

     

     
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    The stimulus was the equivalent of welfare and food stamps for the Statists.  

    Create a permanent dependency is the goal.

    Make sure the state and local governments become dependent on the sugar from the Feds...how can you turn it down? And then, you are told you cant diss your Sugar Daddy, the stimulus is your lifeline, all that is good comes from this free handout.....

    The Stimulus...free money, it came from nowhere!

    Same idea for Obamacare, where states are bribed, er, encouraged to implement the disaster. Then the feds can blame the states when it craps out.

     
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    Re: President visits Texas to laughably claim credit for its success

    In response to A_Concerned_Citizen's comment:

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    Here is a basic clue for you...

     

    The private economy of Texas and its people, are a different entity than the Government.

    Hard to believe for you, of course, but individuals actually live their lives without kneeling before your Zog. There are actually paychecks earned and given to people,  that are not from the Government!

     The  federal Stimulus was given to the State Government. 

     

     



    Wow, that's gotta be one of the most incongruous statements from a neo-con ever.

    What happened to the rallying cry of "Take our gov't back" or "It's the people's seat" or even the basic idea of elections?

     

    So why can't the private sector in TX flourish on it's own without all the state gov't handouts necessary to lure out-of-state businesses?

    Why can't TX develope it's own businesses organically, without crony capitalism?

     

     



    I suppose you think crony capitalism doesn't exist in MA? 

     
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    Re: President visits Texas to laughably claim credit for its success

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    Kinda like the laughable claim that TX stands on it's own.

    Turns out Texas was the state that depended the most on those very stimulus funds to plug nearly 97% of its shortfall for fiscal 2010, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

    http://money.cnn.com/2011/01/23/news/economy/texas_perry_budget_stimulus/index.htm


    Or the fact that TX can't devolope any industry itself, (unless it's based on a hole in the ground) and must rely on poaching companies and talent with offers of state money and state financed buildings... the very definition of crony capitalism. Funny how CLC lauds this crony capitalism when it's done by a red state.

    And then there's the cognitive dissonance from the gopers about how the prez is responsible for everything bad that happens in the economy but can never get credit for any success, even if that success can be directly tied to federal money.

     



    The success has NOTHING to do with the stimulus. If the amount of federal money spent is a majic elixir for economic growth and prosperity, then  Detroit, Oakland, southside Chicago would be paradises...

     

     




    The stimulus balanced the TX budget, to the tune of $6.4 billiondollars. If they didn't need that stimulus, why take it? I guess it's not stimulative if it's from this administration....

     

    That freed up money the neo-cons could use to engage in their favorite form of "capitalism", crony capitalism, picking winners and losers in the free market.

    But of course it's not crony capitalism when a neo-con redstate does it, right CLC?

     



     

    I lived there for a few years.  Native Texans actually believe that their economy is robust because Texas is a special place full of hard-working, successful people. Of course, when you point out that Texas depends an awfully lot on a continual influx of federal tax dollars (Ex. Fort Hood complex - largest military installation on the face of the planet), or military contractors everywhere, or that their beloved oil patch is supported by 100 years of gov't policy, or thousands of miles of interstate highways, or the price supports built into their agriculture business, they fall silent and change the subject.

    Kids in Texas grow up hating the federal gov't, like the way kids in Boston hate the Yankees.  Texans never admit how they got where they are, and they certainly don't care to admit the truth.....that they are takers.

     



    Kneel before Zog...Worship your Almighty Government, like we do in Massachusetts!

    After all, those hardworking Bulger relatives on the public payroll are a fine example to follow...

     
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    Re: President visits Texas to laughably claim credit for its success

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    I suppose you think crony capitalism doesn't exist in MA?

     



    Now why would you 'suppose' that?

     

    Is there something in my posts that even remotely alludes to that?



    The fact that you're complaining about it. MA does the same thing. It exists pretty much in every state. Why you're harping on TX for something that happens everywhere is beyond ridiculous.

     
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    Re: President visits Texas to laughably claim credit for its success

    Texas Sen Cruz further highlighted the fact that his state “continues to outperform the nation in terms of economic growth and job creation,” noting Texas’ 6.4 percent unemployment rate in comparison to the national 7.6 percent average and the fact that eight of the 15 fastest-growing cities from 2010 to 2011 are in Texas. “[A]s states with high spending and high taxes are losing jobs, Texas is gaining them. In fact, between 2006 and 2012, Texas gained one million jobs, while California lost 359,000 jobs,” Cruz said. “Additionally, Texas continues to receive national accolades for its robust business climate, most recently in a report released this week by Chief Executive Magazine, naming Texas the best state for business for the ninth consecutive year.”

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/09/cruz-obama-could-learn-about-job-creation-from-texas/#ixzz2Sp396AHc 

    But...but....the stimulus did it, the stimulus did it!

    The defense industry did it!

    Plus, Gov Perry bribed hundreds of businesses to come to Texas.

    Plus, all the jobs are at McDonalds...

    What else ya got?

     
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    Re: President visits Texas to laughably claim credit for its success

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    Kneel before Zog...Worship your Almighty Government, like we do in Massachusetts!

    After all, those hardworking Bulger relatives on the public payroll are a fine example to follow...

     



    So when confronted with facts, that is your childish response. How enlightening.

     

    Nothing lie a healthy dose of ideological ignorance to fuel a discussion.

    Of course the fact that TX leads the country in crony capitalism, to the tune of $19 billion/year is just your idea of a thriving 'free market'.

     

     



    That's funny coming from you of all people. 

     

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