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    Texas again leads the way....dems, libs, and U.S. should follow.......

    Texas created more jobs in 2008 than the other 49 states combined!!

    -California is going bankrupt(and the U.S. Treasury is headed that way).....

    -California government union workers' pension's cost 25% of the state's budget!......

    -The otters get money while the rich states have to bailout the losers in cali's gov......

    -New York, Massechussets, New Jersey, Vermont, Oregon, Michigan......all these are on the verge of bankruptcy, and thus will be given money taken from Texas, and other growing states.......

    -15,000 millionaires have left california from like 2002-2007...... the states above have nearly 10% losses in populations......




    Let me tell you how Texas does it......

    --Texas has very low corporate taxes, and thus, corporations have flooded Texas in the last 20 years.

    These corporations are hiring people. They are hiring so many people, the local Texas population cannot fill the demand. Thus the reason people countrywide are flocking to Texas in droves.

    --Texas is a "right to work" state, meaning, you have the right to leave at any time for any reason or no reason, and your company can ask you to leave at any time for any reason or no reason. This allows for hardworking people to always be able to find gainful employment. There are no "guaranteed" or "grandfathered" jobs that are filled with slackers who can't be fired at all, and people who got the job because their dad or uncle got them in. Unions are the reason the states above are bleeding money and jobs like a stumped pig.

    Companies have the option to unionize or not by a secret ballot voting system. Unions do not have control of all jobs in the state, unless people vote for them to. Nearly every vote to unionize is turned down by Texas workers

    I'll illustrate this further.
    1. The local sheetmetal union has 80 laid off workers.
    2. Non-union sheetmetal companies are hiring all over town. Non-union companies are able to do the same job for greatly reduced cost at the same quality level. There are very few "no-bid" contracts, and therefore, the lowest bidder usually gets the job.

    --Texas has no state income tax, only a statewide sales tax.

    This means that everyone who buys things in the state pays taxes that generate state revenue. Welfare recipiants who receive taxpayer money still contribute to the coffers by paying sales tax on nearly everything they buy, accept for exempt items(milk, eggs, water...)

    --Texas abides by the U.S. Constitution, as well as the Texas Constitution.

    Texas will not allow tyranny, socialism, communism, etc. Texas will either ceceede from the union, or pass laws to neuter any federal laws that will cross the constitution.

    --Conservative policies work, and the example is Texas. Good fiscal responsiblity, smaller & reduced government influence, lower taxes, and the ability to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.


    ----You can't spend your way out of a recession, and inflation will prove that. You can follow conservative policies that allow for growth and prosperity.....just look to Texas!





    There are many more reasons, feel free to add any. Just thought people in NY, NJ, OR, CA, MA, MI, VT, etc. would like to see how conservative policies and small government work.

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    boy someone must have something against California......

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    Texas also typically has one of the highest crime rates in the country. You can spin stats to make them say whatever you want if you try hard enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by duwal View Post
    boy someone must have something against California......
    Yes, lots, but that's not why I used their statistics. That's just the information I just came accross this afternoon that inspired me to write this thread. There's dozens upon dozens....sorry, thousands upon thousands of bonehead policies/ideals/etc. that come out of the "land of fruits and nuts" that makes me cringe every time I hear them.

    Arizona Bay by Bill Hicks is hilarious. I wish the California mentality, not the actual people, would break off and fall into the Pacific.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortking98 View Post
    Texas also typically has one of the highest crime rates in the country. You can spin stats to make them say whatever you want if you try hard enough


    exactly, I know he's proud of his state and that's great but there are also a lot of things that could knock down Texas as well, even just by looking at google and typing in Texas and Ranked and saw these headings

    Texas Ranked 1st Nationwide in Toxic Pollution Linked to Cancer and Neurological Problems

    Texas has the 5th highest teenage
    pregnancy rate of any state.
    Texas Ranked 48th on 'Chance for Success Index' for Hispanics



    we're just saying it all evens outs. Just like ANY other state, it can be a great place to live I'm sure, but also can have a lot of drawbacks for living there

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortking98 View Post
    Texas also typically has one of the highest crime rates in the country. You can spin stats to make them say whatever you want if you try hard enough

    That's not stat spinning. You are actually stat spinning. How about Little Rock, Detroit, L.A., Oakland, etc., etc. And the high crime rates in Texas are in the major metro areas that have large quantities of:

    -public transportation forced into areas that were nearly crime free and had no need for public transportation.
    -government housing
    -government programs
    -more and more restrictions to law enforcement because of outcries of "racism" or "profiling".
    -Katrina evacuees that still have not returned to N.O.
    -Forced equality of housing, i.e., welfare people are given $200,000 houses to live in by H.U.D. in very nice neighborhoods because, "it's not fair for us to have to live in the ghettos/barrios". So what happens? They drive down the nice neighborhoods and spread their disease into the formerly nice, formerly law-abiding parts of town.
    -Government apartments built in high-end parts of town forcing crime into the previously near crime free parts of town because of "equality"

    I can go on, but these are examples of Federal programs being forced onto Texans. Hopefully they will reverse these when the tyranny becomes too much to bear.

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    Doesn't Texas have about 3 or 4 out of the 10 fattest cities in the country?

    It would seem quality of life/health there doesn't measure up...

    YEE HAW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jessejordan419 View Post
    That's not stat spinning. You are actually stat spinning. How about Little Rock, Detroit, L.A., Oakland, etc., etc. And the high crime rates in Texas are in the major metro areas that have large quantities of:

    -public transportation forced into areas that were nearly crime free and had no need for public transportation.
    -government housing
    -government programs
    -more and more restrictions to law enforcement because of outcries of "racism" or "profiling".
    -Katrina evacuees that still have not returned to N.O.
    -Forced equality of housing, i.e., welfare people are given $200,000 houses to live in by H.U.D. in very nice neighborhoods because, "it's not fair for us to have to live in the ghettos/barrios". So what happens? They drive down the nice neighborhoods and spread their disease into the formerly nice, formerly law-abiding parts of town.
    -Government apartments built in high-end parts of town forcing crime into the previously near crime free parts of town because of "equality"

    I can go on, but these are examples of Federal programs being forced onto Texans. Hopefully they will reverse these when the tyranny becomes too much to bear.
    Really dude? You are playing the Katrina card? Im pretty sure Texas had high crime rates before Katrina too.

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    [QUOTE=duwal;5665444]exactly, I know he's proud of his state and that's great but there are also a lot of things that could knock down Texas as well, even just by looking at google and typing in Texas and Ranked and saw these headings

    Quote Originally Posted by duwal View Post
    Texas Ranked 1st Nationwide in Toxic Pollution Linked to Cancer and Neurological Problems.
    These days, the cancer causing pollution rates are nearly non-existant by chemical producing companies because of regulation that was much needed, and much too late. Since the 80's, there has been a nearly total reduction in cancer causing pollution.

    I grew up in an area that had some of the highest rates in Texas. It also had one of the highest qualities of life in the nation, one of the highest paid, one of the most beautiful places to live, and on and on and on.

    Even knowing this, I chose to work in the chemical plants. I had a hard time "growing up", and the work helped in this greatly. I also learned many trades that allow me to go anywhere in the world and work. If I get cancer and die at 60 because of where I lived and worked, so be it. It's a trade-off I'll take. I'd rather not make it to live in adult diapers, a nursing home, have someone else have the burden of taking care of me, etc.



    I might add that the polluting companies were mostly from Northern/Union states

    Dead Gum carpet baggers, still carpet baggin' after all these years.

    And yes, it's still hard to catch ships from around the world dumping their bilges in the Intercoastel Waterway.


    Quote Originally Posted by duwal View Post
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    Texas has the 5th highest teenage
    pregnancy rate of any state.
    As long as the Feds force schools to teach sex ed, teen pregnancy rates will still rise.


    Quote Originally Posted by duwal View Post
    Texas Ranked 48th on 'Chance for Success Index' for Hispanics
    As long as corporations are allowed to hire illegeal aliens for slave wages, and as long as there are droves of Hispanics illegeally jumping the border to get those slave wages, this statistic will still be true.

    I am all for punishing corporations for breaking the law by hiring illegeals, but it doesn't seem to be happening. I am all for deporting all illegeals, but this doesn't seem to be happening either(democrats need the votes, and republicans would be labeled "racist" for following the law.)


    Quote Originally Posted by duwal View Post
    we're just saying it all evens outs. Just like ANY other state, it can be a great place to live I'm sure, but also can have a lot of drawbacks for living there

    My opinion, and the stats back me up, is that the policies that Texas enacts are what will save the country. The cancer stats will go down since the pollution has been nearly stopped, but it still looks as that people would rather live here than in a tree-huggin' state with no jobs.

    I would rather work and take the slightly higher chance of getting cancer that to sit on my rear and collect money I did not earn, and watch sea otters, mud bugs, and algae get my hard earned tax dollars and the country nose dive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockman View Post
    Really dude? You are playing the Katrina card? Im pretty sure Texas had high crime rates before Katrina too.
    Not nearly as high, and it was confined to the inner cities and places where there was government housing, etc.

    The problem Katrina victims who refuse to work, refuse to obey law, etc., are given plush homes by H.U.D. in nice neighborhoods and I am watching these parts of town be destroyed by them.

    It is not playing the card, it is fact!! Ask anyone from Spring about what happened to FM 1960 since Katrina.

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