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  • ricol129a ricol129a Apr 16, 2013 5:35 PM Flag

    Poor Texas. With its high dropout rate, lack of health insurance coverage and economic disparities, the Lone Star State appears to be desperate, or least its governor is

    How else to explain Gov. Rick Perry's unseemly radio ads attempting to lure businesses away from California?

    "Building a business is tough, but I hear building a business in California is next to impossible," the Republican governor says in the ad. "This is Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and I have a message for California businesses: Come check out Texas."

    Yes, come check out Texas. Check out a state that ranks dead last in the percent of its population with high school diplomas. Come check out a state that is last in mental health expenditures and workers' compensation coverage. Come check out a state that ranks first in the number of executions, first in the number of uninsured, first in the amount of carbon dioxide emitted and first in the amount of toxic chemicals released into water.

    Texas certainly has some attractions for business, and California certainly needs to work harder to create a friendly place to start companies and grow jobs. But California is creating businesses all the time, partly because of our natural assets – great weather and stunning mountains, beaches and deserts – and an excellent although underfunded system of higher education.

    If we invest in that system and protect our environment, our state will continue to create companies such as Apple, Google, Hewlett Packard, Oracle, Craigslist, Yelp, Twitter, Sun Microsystems, Genentech, Cisco, Intel and Qualcomm, and the list goes on and on.

    Gov. Jerry Brown, visiting a UPS distribution center Tuesday to celebrate a new fleet of all-electric vehicles, suggested that media hounds find something else to cover than the Perry ads. "It's not a serious story, guys," the governor told reporters. "It's not a burp. It's barely a fart."

    Actually, we think it's more than a fart. It's a cry for help. Perry can't create jobs, he can only steal them from other states. His campaign for the Republican presidential nomination was a joke. His beloved Dallas Cowboys haven't been in the Super Bowl since 1996.


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    • The fact that you are trying so hard to tear Texas down tells anyone that you know Texas is far better than California. Texan's just sit back and laugh at your jealosu rages knowing full well, as you do, that your state is in deep shxt. As you liberals try to panhandle your way out of it and delude yuorselves on the poor state of your economy and finances Texas is moving forward and leaving you behind. No brag, just fact..

      • 2 Replies to stellah121212
      • If I lived there and had voted for Bush four times then I would sure be proud of the worldwide damage that my gross IGNORANCE had caused too!

        Texas Achievements!

        Food Stamps (Number ONE by headcount.)
        Crop Subsidies (3X California going to 5x as many non-farmers, Number Three overall.)
        Schools (Worst in the English Speaking world, Governor can't even count to three!)
        Federal Flood Insurance Claims (Second only to Louisiana)

      • My big problem with Texas is the $10 TRILLION screwjob that your crosseyed pinhead piece of $nit put on the rest of the country! And the fact that the Chapter 11 sleazeball was never really elected in the first place!

        Face it rube, George BUST would have never been elected dogcatcher in an educated state!

        Texas now has one of the worst education systems in the nation. The following is from an opinion piece that was actually authored by Barbara Bush earlier this year....

        •  We rank 36th in the nation in high school graduation rates. An estimated 3.8 million Texans do not have a high school diploma.

        •  We rank 49th in verbal SAT scores, 47th in literacy and 46th in average math SAT scores.

    • GED ret@rd Walker has been trying to sell that same noise in Wisconsin for three years now?


      He tax cut his way into a huge deficit, fired all the best teachers in the state to prove a point and now ranks 44th out of 50 states when it comes to job creation!

      I'd be real mad at the high school dropout Tea Party moron if I was paying property taxes up there myself?

      • 1 Reply to wasilla_methclown
      • Enron-owned-and-operated clown Governor Perry has tax-cut his way into $53 Billion in deficits just between 2010 and 2012.

        Only the most IGNORANT of Fox News zombies are confused about this aspect!

        In '06 Perry and Dewhurst proposed a lower property tax and business tax.
        Comptroller warned of a deficit of $25 billion in 6 years if they passed..
        Perry blew her off and said that it would not happen.
        Now just 5 years later the deficit is $27 billion.
        Don't you worry though, Perry will blame it on everyone but himself.
        He chose the direction and it was a big failure.
        Can you argue that?
        And speaking of big govt?? Perry has had 10 years to shrink govt. Has he??

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