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(Talking Points Memo)   Missouri-Texas battle spills over to the public. Looks like there's gonna be a shootin'   (tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com ) divider line
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2013-09-03 09:16:18 AM  
Get out, Perry.
 
2013-09-03 09:22:26 AM  
TARD FIGHT!

I'm sorry, that mean and uncalled for.

STANDARDIZED TEST DEFICIENT POPULATION FIGHT!
 
2013-09-03 09:23:00 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-03 09:23:47 AM  
TARD FIGHT!

I apologize. That was uncalled for and mean.

STANDARDIZED-TEST-DEFICIENT POPULATION FIGHT!
 
2013-09-03 09:25:16 AM  
Hmmm.. I thought I'd accidentally closed that window before posting... Oh well. Now I'm unfunny in stereo!
 
2013-09-03 09:28:10 AM  
"Vetoing a tax cut is the same thing as raising your taxes. "

And this guy is Governor of one of the most populous states in America.
 
2013-09-03 09:28:43 AM  
Did anyone else notice that all of the specifically-named instances spelled out in the article involve Republican governors targeting states with Democratic governors?
 
2013-09-03 09:31:39 AM  
Stand your ground Nixon. Please don't let Perry ruin are fine state. We have a triple a bond rating due to are fiscal responsibility. Why ruin what ain't broke.
 
2013-09-03 09:32:30 AM  

Target Builder: "Vetoing a tax cut is the same thing as raising your taxes. "

And this guy is Governor of one of the most populous states in America.


Every day a Democrat doesn't cut taxes, your tax rate approaches closer to infinity! That's soshalizm!
 
2013-09-03 09:32:47 AM  
If I understand correctly, Perry's policies in Texas have resulted in a business-friendly environment in which for some reason no new businesses are being created, so he has to steal them from other states. Essentially Texas' policies have resulted in an uneducated, unmotivated citizenry and educated, motivated people need to be imported from elsewhere so their kids can attend Texas public schools and be turned into low-level drones too.

Let me know how that works out.
 
2013-09-03 09:33:20 AM  

Target Builder: "Vetoing a tax cut is the same thing as raising your taxes. "

And this guy is Governor of one of the most populous states in America.


The sad part is how many people believe this to be true.
 
2013-09-03 09:35:12 AM  
Given this is the South, I assume the battle will be filled with misspellings and breaks in order to pass legislation that reinstates Jim Crow laws?
 
2013-09-03 09:37:04 AM  

Outrageous Muff: Given this is the South, I assume the battle will be filled with misspellings and breaks in order to pass legislation that reinstates Jim Crow laws?


Not with a Democratic governor in Missouri, though he has to spend far too much time vetoing stupid crap like that.  Including an attempt to repeal all child labor laws, a few years back.
 
2013-09-03 09:41:27 AM  
"Vetoing a tax cut is the same thing as raising your taxes. But there is a state where businesses flourish and jobs are created: Texas," Perry said in one of the ads.

So if my employer considers cutting my pay and then changes his mind, I just got a raise? Halleluja!
 
2013-09-03 09:42:06 AM  

Glenford: Target Builder: "Vetoing a tax cut is the same thing as raising your taxes. "

And this guy is Governor of one of the most populous states in America.

The sad part is how many people believe this to be true.


To be fair, Saint Norquist PBHN has not been completely clear on when an action counts as a tax cut or a tax hike. For example, letting the Bush-era tax cuts expire did not count as a tax increase in 2011, but letting the Bush-era tax cuts expire did count as a tax increase in 2012.
 
2013-09-03 09:42:20 AM  
www.ritholtz.com
 
2013-09-03 09:47:05 AM  
http://www.dallasnews.com/business/energy/20130828-around-oil-and-gas - fields-in-texas-water-supplies-run-thin.ece


Also in the news... Texas is running out of water extremely quickly, because they don't have any environmental regulations to keep it clean, and industries keep polluting their aquifers.

Sure, you've got some jobs now. Come talk to me in 5 years when everyone leaves because you ruined your water supply, you inbred hicks.

/And no, you can't have any of NY's water.
 
2013-09-03 09:48:45 AM  
FTFA:

"We ought to be talking about how competition is good for states. Whether you're an athlete or a businessperson or a governor, competition is good." - Rick Perry

Notice that is good for all these things.  Is competition good for the working class and decent paying jobs? Fark no.
 
2013-09-03 09:53:14 AM  

MithrandirBooga: http://www.dallasnews.com/business/energy/20130828-around-oil-and-gas - fields-in-texas-water-supplies-run-thin.ece


Also in the news... Texas is running out of water extremely quickly, because they don't have any environmental regulations to keep it clean, and industries keep polluting their aquifers.

Sure, you've got some jobs now. Come talk to me in 5 years when everyone leaves because you ruined your water supply, you inbred hicks.

/And no, you can't have any of NY's water.


I suspect that this is why Texas is feuding with Colorado over the Colorado river...and picking fights with the Mexican government, too.
 
2013-09-03 10:12:09 AM  

FarkedOver: FTFA:

"We ought to be talking about how competition is good for states. Whether you're an athlete or a businessperson or a governor, competition is good." - Rick Perry

Notice that is good for all these things.  Is competition good for the working class and decent paying jobs? Fark no.


Yep.  There's a line between "competition" and "open economic warfare" between states.  If you're giving businesses such bullshiat deals that your state is losing money just for the sake of attracting  a business, you're not doing it to benefit your state, you're doing it out of corruption or spite.
 
2013-09-03 10:38:44 AM  
I would love to move from Texas, and take my consumer dollars elsewhere.  Unfortunately, I have family and other obligations in the state for the next 10 years.  But after that, I will move.  Colorado, preferably.
 
2013-09-03 11:11:05 AM  

Infernalist: MithrandirBooga: http://www.dallasnews.com/business/energy/20130828-around-oil-and-gas - fields-in-texas-water-supplies-run-thin.ece


Also in the news... Texas is running out of water extremely quickly, because they don't have any environmental regulations to keep it clean, and industries keep polluting their aquifers.

Sure, you've got some jobs now. Come talk to me in 5 years when everyone leaves because you ruined your water supply, you inbred hicks.

/And no, you can't have any of NY's water.

I suspect that this is why Texas is feuding with Colorado over the Colorado river...and picking fights with the Mexican government, too.


You might wanna actually look at a map for you start typing
 
2013-09-03 11:21:19 AM  

clambam: If I understand correctly, Perry's policies in Texas have resulted in a business-friendly environment in which for some reason no new businesses are being created, so he has to steal them from other states. Essentially Texas' policies have resulted in an uneducated, unmotivated citizenry and educated, motivated people need to be imported from elsewhere so their kids can attend Texas public schools and be turned into low-level drones too.

Let me know how that works out.


The only miracle in Texas is that an unusually large number of dinosaurs once lived there and turned into oil.  I have to question how this strategy is going to look for Governor Hairpiece's presidential run.  Sure, the Chamber folks have no problem selling out the state for a few bucks, but most Missourians are pretty sensitive to job poaching after years of dealing with this crap from Kansas.  All Nixon has to do is turn to the Kansas City folks and say, "Rick Perry is a Kansan without the charm."
 
2013-09-03 11:34:43 AM  
In other news, Governor Bat Boy of Florida has declared war on Georgia (in court) over water rights.  Atlanta is stealing water, and jerbs.

/Has nothing to do with environmental or conservation issues.
 
2013-09-03 12:17:19 PM  
Vetoing a tax cut is the same thing as raising your taxes
i470.photobucket.com

No tax cut=taxes remaining the same
 
2013-09-03 12:33:32 PM  
Maybe I'm wrong, but if your state is so damn good, then you wouldn't have to go to other states and try to recruit business away.

Of course, this whole thing is probably BS and more closely tied to politics than economics. They're just trying to make Nixon pay for vetoing their piece of crap tax cut.  Because as we all know, regardless of any other economic factors, tax cuts for the wealthy and/or business owners are always good.
 
2013-09-03 12:40:07 PM  

MithrandirBooga: Sure, you've got some jobs now. Come talk to me in 5 years when everyone leaves because you ruined your water supply, you inbred hicks.

/And no, you can't have any of NY's water.


Actually the frackin' earthquakes will kill us before the wells go completely dry since Global Warming is a myth, whereas in the giant NY reservoir that serves the NYC-Philly metro will be poisoned and on fire before that.

//Actually moved to Texas for fear that the largest source of pristine water on the planet would be sacrificed to the Marcellus Shale whores.
 
2013-09-03 12:42:10 PM  
Satanic_Hamster:  you're doing it out of corruption or spite.

I think that describes the motivation for 99% of what politicians do these days.
(The rest are probably a special category for things done out of corruption and spite)
 
2013-09-03 12:43:01 PM  
As someone whose job was poached by another state, I really hope Perry falls flat on his Reagan haircut. It really sucks that states are cannibalizing other states to get new jobs. This isn't good for the nation, and, looking at the water supplies in the states doing the poaching, it isn't really good for the poachers, either.
 
2013-09-03 12:44:47 PM  
The whole things seems like this 'chamber of commerce' group going 'Governor!  How dare you veto our tax cut, putting the rest of the state before us!  Rick Perry!  Get up here and argue for us!'
 
2013-09-03 12:54:09 PM  

Target Builder: "Vetoing a tax cut is the same thing as raising your taxes. "

And this guy is Governor of one of the most populous states in America.


populous =/= intelligent.
 
2013-09-03 12:54:10 PM  

freidog: I think that describes the motivation for 99% of what politicians do these days.
(The rest are probably a special category for things done out of corruption and spite)


But especially in terms of getting businesses (and ESPECIALLY sports teams) to move.   Look at some of the sweet heart deals given for that type of crap.
 
2013-09-03 12:57:04 PM  
The only benefiting in this squabble is local broadcasters. The ad money being spent on it is crazy.
 
2013-09-03 12:58:47 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: The only benefiting in this squabble is local broadcasters. The ad money being spent on it is crazy.


No kidding.  I listen to very little TV, but when it's on, every commercial break has it.
 
2013-09-03 12:59:31 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: The only one benefiting in this squabble is local broadcasters. The ad money being spent on it is crazy.




I fixed that myself
 
2013-09-03 01:03:05 PM  

Alphax: Mid_mo_mad_man: The only benefiting in this squabble is local broadcasters. The ad money being spent on it is crazy.

No kidding.  I listen to very little TV, but when it's on, every commercial break has it.


Even better:
You know this is all tax payer money being spent, right?
 
2013-09-03 01:06:51 PM  

Alphax: Mid_mo_mad_man: The only benefiting in this squabble is local broadcasters. The ad money being spent on it is crazy.

No kidding.  I listen to very little TV, but when it's on, every commercial break has it.




My local paper has been having full page ads every Sunday and Wensday for it. Being Jefferson City I think it's targeted at the state legislators. I don't know what ad rates are but they can't be cheap.
 
2013-09-03 01:10:03 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Alphax: Mid_mo_mad_man: The only benefiting in this squabble is local broadcasters. The ad money being spent on it is crazy.

No kidding.  I listen to very little TV, but when it's on, every commercial break has it.

Even better:
You know this is all tax payer money being spent, right?




Actually it's all from the pro cut crowd. They are running ads. The CoC, Orshliens etc.
 
2013-09-03 01:12:51 PM  
Any company that would actually move to Texas to save a few bucks on taxes is probably a shiatty company that is looking to fark over its employees as much as possible.  The jobs that Perry's plan creates are not jobs that I think any state would want to base their economy on.
 
2013-09-03 01:21:27 PM  
If not cutting taxes is the same as raising taxes, then Rick Perry has been raising taxes on Texans for almost every day of his governorship.

I knew it, he is big government liberal after all.
 
2013-09-03 01:23:54 PM  

jake_lex: Any company that would actually move to Texas to save a few bucks on taxes is probably a shiatty company that is looking to fark over its employees as much as possible.  The jobs that Perry's plan creates are not jobs that I think any state would want to base their economy on.


He likes to tout the total jobs created while not mentioning the majority of them are in the min wage class.
 
2013-09-03 01:26:34 PM  
The stupid conservative hillbillies win!
 
2013-09-03 01:32:26 PM  

TheNewJesus: The stupid conservative hillbillies win!




Hillbillies are from Arkansas tyvm. Nixon is middle of the road democrat. Hardly a right winger.
 
2013-09-03 01:35:33 PM  

clambam: If I understand correctly, Perry's policies in Texas have resulted in a business-friendly environment in which for some reason no new businesses are being created, so he has to steal them from other states. Essentially Texas' policies have resulted in an uneducated, unmotivated citizenry and educated, motivated people need to be imported from elsewhere so their kids can attend Texas public schools and be turned into low-level drones too.

Let me know how that works out.


Worked out great for me. They imported me into a very well paying job then a few years later sent me back to my home state after they opened a subsidiary division office there.

I also made some great friends while in Texas and got to see some cool shiat.

It was especially worth it for the dumb as Fark locals who were pissed a some "damnded Yankee" taking a potential job from a son or daughter of Texas. But as you pointed out, if there were qualified texans they never would have paid to import me from the north east.
 
2013-09-03 02:57:01 PM  

Paris1127: Vetoing a tax cut is the same thing as raising your taxes
[i470.photobucket.com image 256x256]

No tax cut=taxes remaining the same



BUT, if you veto the cut taxes, my taxes are HIGHER than they would have been if you didn't veto the tax cut, so

TAX CUT VETO = HIGHER TAXES for true Patriotic Americans*!!


/**sponsored by Math That Makes Republicans Feel Better and the letter ZERO
 
2013-09-03 03:03:29 PM  
I hope it is a fight to the death.
 
2013-09-03 03:46:19 PM  
Perry's been trying really, really hard to make up for the fact that he embarrassed the crap out of the state with his pants-on-head presidential run, when literally the sole job that the TX governor has is to not make us look bad.  That's not even a joke, he can't even pardon prisoners without 2/3 congressional approval.

He's also been showing signs of trying to court the populist camp in the GOP... which, given that he was put in power by the machine camp, has backfired on him rather dramatically, so he's probably trying to regain lost ground there, too.

//I'm kind of enjoying him finally getting the impending political screwing he's deserved for over a decade.  Dude's a terrible governor that just keeps going on momentum and party majority, most of the right wing doesn't like him any more than I do.
 
2013-09-03 09:11:31 PM  
I don't listen to the St. Louis-area station KTRS, but good on them for refusing to air this ad.

Perry should keep his nose in the circle of hell he calls home.

Texas: First in percentage of residents without health insurance, first in workplace deaths, first in percentage of people working minimum wage jobs, first in toxic waste generation, first in executing mentally retarded inmates, first in homeowner insurance costs, last in voter turnout, last in average credit score, last in percentage of residents with high school diplomas, last in electricity reliability, and last in per capita mental health spending.
 
2013-09-03 11:45:16 PM  

Mentat: clambam: If I understand correctly, Perry's policies in Texas have resulted in a business-friendly environment in which for some reason no new businesses are being created, so he has to steal them from other states. Essentially Texas' policies have resulted in an uneducated, unmotivated citizenry and educated, motivated people need to be imported from elsewhere so their kids can attend Texas public schools and be turned into low-level drones too.

Let me know how that works out.

The only miracle in Texas is that an unusually large number of dinosaurs once lived there and turned into oil.  I have to question how this strategy is going to look for Governor Hairpiece's presidential run.  Sure, the Chamber folks have no problem selling out the state for a few bucks, but most Missourians are pretty sensitive to job poaching after years of dealing with this crap from Kansas.  All Nixon has to do is turn to the Kansas City folks and say, "Rick Perry is a Kansan without the charm."


YOU TAKE THAT BACK RIGHT NOW, MISTER!

We have Sam Brownback, who is Rick Perry without the oil.
 
2013-09-03 11:53:42 PM  
They call it Taxachusetts for good reason.  They might even beat out my own Kalifornia with their rate of taxation. (I suppose a quick google search would give me the answer)

While Texas has become extremely business friendly.  I still won't move there.  They have enough problems with other things to remove any desire to relocate.
 
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