Kay Bailey Hutchison: Obama Has A 'Bias' Against Texas

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    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is messing with Texas, the senior senator from that state alleged.

    Speaking to MSNBC on Friday, Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison acknowledged that Texas does depend heavily on taxpayer funds –- a paradigm at odds with the state's rights braggadocio that frequently emanates from its capital in Austin. But still, Hutchison said, she felt that the Obama White House looked down, if not stigmatized, the Lone Star State.

    "I see a bias in this administration against Texas… yes, I do see it in this administration, absolutely. We didn't get the help in the wildfires that I think any other state would have gotten," said Hutchison. "I think if you look at the things that have not happened in Texas, I think it is pretty clear that there is a bias against Texas. Even in the border issues we are not getting the help we should have from the federal government to secure the 1,200-mile border we have with Mexico. So I do think that a lot of the rhetoric has rubbed the administration wrong, and we have had to fight hard for our fair share."

    This acute distrust with the Obama administration is nothing new for prominent Texas Republicans. The Gov. Rick Perry, who is a rumored GOP presidential candidate, has hinted that the state would be better off seceding from the United States.

    But is it detached from or belied by actually policy? In 2007, during the waning years of the Texan President George W. Bush's administration, the state received roughly 94 cents for every tax dollar it sent to the federal government. From 2007 through 2009, that number was only slightly less: 92 cents.










    Kay Bailey Hutchison: Obama Has A 'Bias' Against Texas
     
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    She and Jan Brewer need to have tea.
     
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    O is afraid of Texas. He's always striking out at every opportunity yet we keep on thriving.
     
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    Yep! Texas does when he can't do.. Give people a way to earn a living.
     
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    BTW the Gov. of South Carolina feels the same way..
     
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    O doesn't spend time on anything more successful and powerful than his ambitions...:eusa_whistle:
     
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    The whole country should have a bias against Texas.

    They elected a traitorous and murdering governor.
     
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    Sallow, you're credibility takes hits when you call someone traitorous and murderous when they have done neither. You're smarter than that. Come on.
     
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    Texas is big enough to take care of itself. At least most Texans bloviate so. My company in boot camp included many Texans and Arkansians (? sic); those from Arkansas were generally easy going and self effacing, the Texans were the exact opposite as well as amazingly ignorant.

    I should add I've spent some time in San Antonio, Houston, Austin and Galveston, the people in general are like people everywhere, it is only a small sample which give Texas and Texans a bad name. San Antonio has some of the best Mexican food I've ever had and the river walk is fantastic; Austin is a vibrant city of educated young people and Galvaston has nice beaches and some really fun bars. Houston is an arm pit and I have no interest in the Dallas owing to a basic hatred of the Cowboys.
     
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