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Rick Perry's "Texas Miracle" Con Job

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Earl Ofari Hutchinson: Rick Perry's "Texas Miracle" Con Job



Texas governor and reported GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry is the nation's greatest political con artist. His so called "Texas Miracle" has been totally debunked as a fraud. Yet Perry, with generous help from conservative business leaders, tea party acolytes, and suddenly revved up evangelicals will keep the con very much alive. The so-called miracle that Perry and his backers peddle is of course that Texas is the runaway national model for how to create lots of private sector jobs, with minimal government red tape, and with a pittance of taxes. It's the state where the good times are supposedly rolling for everyone, while the bad times are piling up for everyone in every other state.

Debunking Perry's con is easy. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics found that Texas' jobless rate has steadily crept up in recent months, not plunged to zero as Perry would have the nation believe. Unemployment was over 8 percent in June. New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Wisconsin, and a slew of other states beat Texas on the employment numbers. And New York and several other states that outshined Texas did it without gutting environmental and labor regulations, slashing taxes, and with bare boned spending on education, housing, unemployment benefits and health services, as in Texas.

Even the 8 percent plus figure on Texas unemployment, though below the national jobless figure, is horribly misleading. In the state's big cities, such as Houston, the jobless rate matches the national figure, and in rural, impoverished areas, the jobless rate soars to double digit figures. This means only one thing. More and more people in the state have sunk into or never risen out of poverty. The quality of life indices on Texas amply confirm that. And an increase in the number of poor people invariably translate out to more children in poverty, greater income disparities, a dearth in quality prenatal care, and higher teen birth rates. Texas ranks in the bottom ten in every one of these areas and is a rock bottom number 50 among the nation's 50 states in the number who graduate from high school by age 25.

Then there are the types of jobs that have been created. Perry has little to say about them. And there's a good reason. Nearly forty percent of them are bottom rung, minimum wage retail and service industry jobs. This high figure makes Texas, along with Mississippi, one of the two hands down state leaders in the number of minimum wage workers. There's a good reason for that too. Texas, like most Southern and Southwest states, is a rock solid right to work state. Unions are treated as virtual pariahs by Perry and GOP state officials. The result is minimal to nonexistent labor protections, and pension benefits. The same holds for health care. Texas is again the national leader in having the highest number of residents without health insurance. Only slightly more than half of the state's construction workers that are exposed to the industry's high hazards and incur the highest rate of injuries and fatalities, is covered by workers compensation.


Rick Perry is a debunked fraud.
 

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The OP has no links to a credible source for the claims, and therefore may be taken as a hoax.

California, a blue state, has had over 12% unemployment for the whole recession, and has teetered on the brink of bankruptcy for years - it's everything texas is not: it has one of the country's hignest overall tax rates, almost the worst government schools, lavishly compensated greedy government employees - thousands and thousands with six figure salaries and unheard of benefits, and of course several million illegal alien invaders sopping up government services and bankrupting ERs.

Ads from the state of texas run all the time to lure businesses away, and they go. They'd be insane to stay in a state with high taxes, out of control regulation, and official hostilty to businesses. The state system is one of the principle enemies of the leftwing, because when they get intolerable in a given state, people and businesses can always move to a friendlier place. That's a reason why leftwingers are always trying to expand federal government and centralize control - they want to make it impossible to escape their slimey claws, but of course they have no control if they drive businesses overseas.
 

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Gasp! The governor actually upheld state law?? Why that scoundrel. :lol:
 

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Gasp! The governor actually upheld state law?? Why that scoundrel. :lol:
Yeah.....that's a good excuse....

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Earl Ofari Hutchinson: Rick Perry's "Texas Miracle" Con Job



Texas governor and reported GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry is the nation's greatest political con artist. His so called "Texas Miracle" has been totally debunked as a fraud. Yet Perry, with generous help from conservative business leaders, tea party acolytes, and suddenly revved up evangelicals will keep the con very much alive. The so-called miracle that Perry and his backers peddle is of course that Texas is the runaway national model for how to create lots of private sector jobs, with minimal government red tape, and with a pittance of taxes. It's the state where the good times are supposedly rolling for everyone, while the bad times are piling up for everyone in every other state.

Debunking Perry's con is easy. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics found that Texas' jobless rate has steadily crept up in recent months, not plunged to zero as Perry would have the nation believe. Unemployment was over 8 percent in June. New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Wisconsin, and a slew of other states beat Texas on the employment numbers. And New York and several other states that outshined Texas did it without gutting environmental and labor regulations, slashing taxes, and with bare boned spending on education, housing, unemployment benefits and health services, as in Texas.

Even the 8 percent plus figure on Texas unemployment, though below the national jobless figure, is horribly misleading. In the state's big cities, such as Houston, the jobless rate matches the national figure, and in rural, impoverished areas, the jobless rate soars to double digit figures. This means only one thing. More and more people in the state have sunk into or never risen out of poverty. The quality of life indices on Texas amply confirm that. And an increase in the number of poor people invariably translate out to more children in poverty, greater income disparities, a dearth in quality prenatal care, and higher teen birth rates. Texas ranks in the bottom ten in every one of these areas and is a rock bottom number 50 among the nation's 50 states in the number who graduate from high school by age 25.

Then there are the types of jobs that have been created. Perry has little to say about them. And there's a good reason. Nearly forty percent of them are bottom rung, minimum wage retail and service industry jobs. This high figure makes Texas, along with Mississippi, one of the two hands down state leaders in the number of minimum wage workers. There's a good reason for that too. Texas, like most Southern and Southwest states, is a rock solid right to work state. Unions are treated as virtual pariahs by Perry and GOP state officials. The result is minimal to nonexistent labor protections, and pension benefits. The same holds for health care. Texas is again the national leader in having the highest number of residents without health insurance. Only slightly more than half of the state's construction workers that are exposed to the industry's high hazards and incur the highest rate of injuries and fatalities, is covered by workers compensation.


Rick Perry is a debunked fraud.

Hey, when you don't have a job, any income is appreciated. I agree that Perry's miracle is more of a mirage but lets be fair....if the jobs were totally worthless; nobody would be doing them. People are doing them and anytime someone gets more income, it helps the economy because they spend that money.

Okay that being said, the retail gasoline market is based in Texas; plenty of refineries and processing plants. And the Taco Bells across the street stay open 24 hours. Hence, the jobs are created.
 

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Perry Big Gov. Execution Record - YouTube

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Perry's Killing-Fields

I guess it's always possible Rev. Perry was merely fulfilling his....


Guy, do you really think this is an issue?

Most Americans want criminals executed.

Your supposed innocent man was a guy who got out of his burning house unscathed when his children burned to death... That doesn't sound suspicious to you. (Incidently, his wife thinks he totally did it.)
 

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Okay, let's get the facts straight on Cameron Todd Willingham.

Rick vs. Kay: Cameron Todd Willingham was guilty as sin...

While Anderson Cooper and Rachel Maddow are proclaiming the innocence of this scumbag to hurt Rick politically, the local Corsicana paper has been doing yeoman's work on this story and is making those media activists look really stupid (link). Excerpt follows...

The undeniable facts of the Cameron Todd Willingham case are these:

• On Dec. 23, 1991, 2-year-old Amber Louise Kuykendall, and 1-year-old twins Karmon Diane Willingham and Kameron Marie Willingham died in a mid-morning house fire at 1213 W. 11th Ave. in Corsicana.

• Willingham, 23, the children’s father, and the only adult home at the time of the fire, was found guilty of murder and sentenced to death on Aug. 21, 1992.

• After five appeals and 12 years on death row, he was put to death by lethal injection on Feb. 17, 2004.
The Dallas/Ft. Worth Fox station actually went to Corsicana and did some on the ground reporting... watching this, Willingham was one bad guy who got due process... even the new forensic investigatory tools don't point to innocence or that the fire was set accidentallythe new reports only point to inconclusive evidence on one small part of the case.


Willingham's last words were not "I am an innocent man." They were "I hope you rot in hell, bitch," directed toward his wife whom he had beaten many times even while she was pregnant to try to cause a miscarriage... this guy was guilty and had several appeals .
 

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Convict in disputed execution was guilty, ex-wife says - CNN

The ex-wife of a Texas convict executed in 2004 for the deaths of his three children reaffirmed her belief in his guilt Wednesday as his relatives sought to open a new inquiry into the case.

The family of Cameron Todd Willingham has asked a judge to posthumously clear his name, arguing that he was put to death based on "junk science." Though Willingham was executed in 2004 for killing his three daughters by setting fire to his house, subsequent investigations by outside experts have concluded that the fire that killed the girls should not have been ruled arson.

Willingham's ex-wife, Stacy Kuykendall, has kept a low profile throughout the debate over his execution. But she told reporters outside the Travis County courthouse in Austin that "I am here to make sure that my daughters' voices are heard."

"Todd murdered Amber, Karmon and Kameron. He burnt them," she said. "He admitted he burnt them to me, and he was convicted for his crime. That is the closest to justice that my daughters will ever get."

Kuykendall spoke before an Austin judge opened a hearing into the Willingham's family's request for an inquiry into the execution. But inside the courtroom, prosecutors from the town of Corsicana -- where the 1991 fire took place -- forced a delay in the proceedings by challenging the impartiality of District Judge Charlie Baird and asking him to recuse himself.
 

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Earl Ofari Hutchinson: Rick Perry's "Texas Miracle" Con Job



Texas governor and reported GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry is the nation's greatest political con artist. His so called "Texas Miracle" has been totally debunked as a fraud. Yet Perry, with generous help from conservative business leaders, tea party acolytes, and suddenly revved up evangelicals will keep the con very much alive. The so-called miracle that Perry and his backers peddle is of course that Texas is the runaway national model for how to create lots of private sector jobs, with minimal government red tape, and with a pittance of taxes. It's the state where the good times are supposedly rolling for everyone, while the bad times are piling up for everyone in every other state.

Debunking Perry's con is easy. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics found that Texas' jobless rate has steadily crept up in recent months, not plunged to zero as Perry would have the nation believe. Unemployment was over 8 percent in June. New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Wisconsin, and a slew of other states beat Texas on the employment numbers. And New York and several other states that outshined Texas did it without gutting environmental and labor regulations, slashing taxes, and with bare boned spending on education, housing, unemployment benefits and health services, as in Texas.

Even the 8 percent plus figure on Texas unemployment, though below the national jobless figure, is horribly misleading. In the state's big cities, such as Houston, the jobless rate matches the national figure, and in rural, impoverished areas, the jobless rate soars to double digit figures. This means only one thing. More and more people in the state have sunk into or never risen out of poverty. The quality of life indices on Texas amply confirm that. And an increase in the number of poor people invariably translate out to more children in poverty, greater income disparities, a dearth in quality prenatal care, and higher teen birth rates. Texas ranks in the bottom ten in every one of these areas and is a rock bottom number 50 among the nation's 50 states in the number who graduate from high school by age 25.

Then there are the types of jobs that have been created. Perry has little to say about them. And there's a good reason. Nearly forty percent of them are bottom rung, minimum wage retail and service industry jobs. This high figure makes Texas, along with Mississippi, one of the two hands down state leaders in the number of minimum wage workers. There's a good reason for that too. Texas, like most Southern and Southwest states, is a rock solid right to work state. Unions are treated as virtual pariahs by Perry and GOP state officials. The result is minimal to nonexistent labor protections, and pension benefits. The same holds for health care. Texas is again the national leader in having the highest number of residents without health insurance. Only slightly more than half of the state's construction workers that are exposed to the industry's high hazards and incur the highest rate of injuries and fatalities, is covered by workers compensation.


Rick Perry is a debunked fraud.

This article is the ONLY "con job" here......:laugh2:
 

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Gasp! The governor actually upheld state law?? Why that scoundrel. :lol:
Yeah.....that's a good excuse....

handjob.gif


Oh Good Grief...this BS again? You jokers did the same thing to Bush never bothering to find that under TEXAS STATE LAW the governor does NOT have the power to stop executions (not that he would want to).

The power belongs to a board and their "recommendations" must be followed..the ONLY power the governor has in executions is to grant a ONE TIME 30 day stay!

Sheesh.....read once in a while people!
 

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