Longtime GOP Texas Gov. Perry wins another term

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Republican Gov. Rick Perry has defeated Democrat Bill White to win a third four-year term as Texas governor.

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Agree - why is it so hard for pubs to admit the economic shambles that Bush caused?! Pub or not, that BS was undeniable. Now, as soon as most are actually getting their nose barely up above the water, the "extremely financially safe for at least 2+ lifetimes with nobody doing anything" are throwing hissy fits! I'm all about my earned money being mine and nobody should jack with me about it, but when you've crossed the greedy line and you're just stock piling and not worrying about your fellow man's survival, THAT becomes a serious moral issue! Do better!
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Nhr…you fail to take into account that the Fiscal Year{ FY } in politics is from October to September. Bush presented Obama with a 9% constricting economy. Bush reieceved a 5.6 Trillion surplus to budget debt from Clinton. So lets take that and subtract what Bush debts were, that he handed over to Obama. Surplus of $5.6 Trillion plus all debts incurred since October 2008 to January 2009 and we come with a 5.6% reduction in debt to GDP. In 3.3 years Obama is at 15.1% to debt of GDP, from a 20.7% increase to debt by Bush and going rapidly down into the abyss.
Stimulus plan to revitalize the middle class produced a beneficial return on investment. We have seen an impressive recovery in the equity markets from Bush’s stock markets lost of 14 years of gains. Markets had retraced the lows back to 1996 in less than 17 months. Greatest lost ,in market value, in our Nations history. Obama’s actions helped restore equity markets post a gain of 105% through April of 2011. During Obama’s first 27 months in office.
Making up most of the losses with gains to the DOW of 17.2%, S&P 500 25.3% and the NASDAQ 31.7%. Compare this to say Reagan first 3.3 years in office Reagan’s gains to ; DOW 6.86%, S&P 500 6.16%, NASDAQ 7.02%. Obama has surpassed most of his predecessors, including Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan!
Stimulus also stopped the decline in corporate profits that started under George W. Bush. Stimulus helped produce an increase of 22% per year in the first two years.
Obama has had the slowest growth in spending of any President in the past 60 years: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state...
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The Perfect Storm
1] Feb. 2008 Fannie Mae reports $3.55 Billion lost for 4th quarter of 2007. 2] March Bear Sterns accepts buy out by J.P. Morgan Chase. This was a $30 Billion bail out transaction by the Fed.’s.[from Fed. Reserves]
3] Carlyle Group defaults on $16.6 Billion debt. 4] Government supports Fannie May and Freddie Mac with $200Billion. 5] April International Monetary Fund projects a $945 Billion loss from the financial crisis. G7 institutes financial regulations. 6] June Home repossessions more than doubles. Two Bear Sterns managers charged with fraud relating to the subprime mortgage market. 7] July price of oil hits all time high at $145 per barrel while gas goes to $4.00 8] Indy Mac collapses, Fannie May and Freddie Mac continue to spiral down. Bush ignores it. 9] Hank Paulson , Secretary of the US Treasury declares in March 2007 “ global economy is more than sound; it’s as strong as I’ve seen it in my business career” 10]September government seizes Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. 11]Sept. 17 Lehman Brothers declares bankruptcy. Merrill Lynch, on the edge of bankruptcy, is acquired by Bank of America. 12]Sept.17 Government bails out AIG for $85 billion 13] Hank Paulson demands a $700 billion bailout plan to banks. 14] Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs forced to convert to bank holding companies, allowing them to borrow directly from fed discount window. 15] Sept.26 Washington Mutual is seized for its failure. 16] Sept 29 Congress denies bailout funds.{$700 billion} 17] Wachovia on brink of collapse negotiates with Citigroup for take over. 18] Largest bailout in US history is approved. 19] Week of Oct. 6 to 10 DOW drops 2,031 points for record weekly lost of 19.67% 20] Obama elected Nov.4th . Economy shrinks in 3rd and 4th quarter of 2008 by 9%. The Greatest Recession since 1929.
Do you enjoy storms?
Shall we become storm chasers and do it again and again and again….?
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Mittens is losing the Party First confidence. Nation losing confidence with the no, no, no leadership republicans. Achieved NOTHING since they got us into this mess. Now they seek to feed upon themselves.

The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is. The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy! Winston Churchill

Mr. Kissinger, a former Republican secretary of state, remains on the sidelines. The reason, according to several Republicans familiar with the matter: concerns about Mr. Romney’s aggressive statements on trade policy toward China, a keen issue for Mr. Kissinger, who helped reopen relations with China and who later, as a consultant, has had clients with significant interests there.
As Republican leaders fell in behind Mr. Romney this spring, many members of the party’s foreign policy establishment have been more muted. Reluctance by this group to come forward for Mr. Romney more quickly reflects an unease over some of his positions, including his hard line on Russia and opposition to a new missile treaty.

http://youtu.be/ceTWKfnjeSs Republicans calling for Romney’s tax returns.

Now have the Cretinism Cronyism of our USA found a Flip Flop Clown that will dance to their tune no matter what? Integrity, integrity where for art thou honor? http://youtu.be/EQwrB1vu74c
http://youtu.be/yCD2x1IMqrY Ryan / Mitt questionable financing?

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America’s inequality;
“Rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.”
Illumination of this can be viewed within our USA. Increasing wealth, disproportional to the impoverished who are unable to maintain an
equitable ratio in gains. Impoverished, at their best, stagnation of their share in laborers productivity. Increasingly eroding of their portions of share to their labors productivity. Increasing to the inequality and accelerating negatively to the impoverished.
Three decades of low wages, to the 90%, with a growth of 15%. Earnings increase to the 1% have been cruising at 150% increases as to the 0.1% are racing at 300% Greater acceleration of wealth accumulation has affected the wealth at the bottom.
Middle class bastion of secured wealth accumulation has been severely oppressed. Homes lost their values. Top 1% lost wealth but it was soon recovered. Middle class years later are just now experiencing a strangulated loss gain to their investments if not a total loss. Typical 1% held 225 times the wealth of the typical middle class household. Doubling the ratio experienced as they were in 1962 and 1983.
Prior to 2007 the 1% enjoyed accumulating 57% of the nations wealth. Producing an increase in capital income after 1979 some 7/8 while those in the 95% received less than 3% of the increment.
Consider for an example; Walton’s family of the Wal-Mart empire commands a wealth of 69.7 Billion. Compare this to the total wealth of the 30% of the entire population, of the impoverished within the USA.
“Good” middle class jobs have been eviscerated that required moderate skills, like autoworkers’ jobs, in ratio to the unskilled laborers. Where in at the top greater skill levels were required.
Polarization of the labor force. Collapse of good jobs has been in affect for the last 25 years. Wages have gone down, increasing disparity of inequality in favor of the 1%. Creating a downward spiral for the middle class laborer.
Presently as an example; Single earner of family of two children, in good health, manages to work 40 hours per week,{Presently Average working hours for Americans is at 34 hours} at a wage above minimum {$8.50/hr} Pays S.S. which reduces his earnings to $8.00. Yearly income is $16,640 for 2080 hr’s of labor.
Pays no income tax but his employer charges him $200 a month for health insurance, to cover entire family and employer picks up remaining $550 cost per month of the cost to health insurance. This results in a take home pay $14,240 a year. Luck on his side, finds an apartment for $700 month with all utilities included. Now this reduces yearly earnings to $5,840 to cover all family cost for the year. Add in a car with fuel, insurance and maintenance at $3,000 per year and what remains is $2840. Under $3.00 per individual per day. No entertainment and no buffer zone for accidents or lost of wages.
Along comes the “Great Recession” Safety nets cut! Miss rent due to loss wages and homelessness looms.
One Example of nets being cut and their affect; Many states cut child care. Average monthly child care for two children $1,433 per month to be subtracted from the $2,840 a month families income. Results in $1.30 per, person per day!
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Let us now consider those who lost their jobs. Full time employment dropped by 8.7 million during November 2007 to November 2011. Just as 7 million were entering the workforce for jobs. Deficit to laborers employment can be calculated at 15 million. USA’s unemployment insurance one of the least in the western civilized nations. A safety net in dire need of repair overflowed and tore apart. Generally unemployment insurance was for 6
Months. In the “Great Recession” that was severely underestimated. Unemployment of 1 to 2 years more the norm and growing. Eligibility was used to eliminate sectors of the unemployed resulting in late 2011 inadequacies of only 38% of the unemployed were receiving benefits. 44% never received any benefits. Those receiving benefits, 70% of them, realized their benefits would not sustain them to the next employment. More than 50% of those receiving unemployment benefits, suffered emotional and health problems. Health Care is unavailable to the unemployed, compounding the seriousness of the issue. Middle aged unemployed lost hope of ever finding work. Optimism still high on 70% of all unemployed that they would find work within the next 12 months.. Alas American unemployment is emulating Europe’s long intervals of unemployment scenarios. Affect of lifelong earnings dwindling with every passing day of unemployment.
Insecurity enters the fray. Employed work with visions of pink slips being forth coming. Observing low levels of social protection administered to their fellow laborers exacerbated their insecurities and trust in a failed system. Pensions and health to be offered onto the altars of Wall Street!
Once it was a security to know your pension was secured through government policies that regulated corporations bearing the risk of stock markets investments and or the S.S. net of the government. Now this is under siege to transfer the pensions responsibilities to the laborers at an age where inexperience or a failing of comprehension is to decide and secure their pensions. Been there done that. Does not work out for the average retiree. Failure of that ideology was prevalent during the years before F.D.R.
Imagine had the laborer adhered to the analyst of Wall Street as the “Great Recession” started to blossom. Predatory schemes eating up all their life savings, with no nets to catch them from their fall, to the streets of desolation row. Just as what republicans advocate for our already polarizing labor forces and the increasing inequality of wealth. Note the millions that lost their life savings and or their homes, shelter, health, security with the minimal regulations that was able to blunt the full measure the full scope of the disaster. Now we are to remove even these weak and unreliable safety nets.
Weakness and disrepair to these nets produced losses to retirement accounts.$6.5 trillion loss in housing valuations. Minorities and those that fell prey to the predatory lending schemes were hit even harder. Predatory loans on individuals blew away the American dream for all of them, for decades if ever to return, to one more chance at the American dream. African Americans household lost 53% of their wealth. Hispanics lost 66% of their household wealth. Rendering their assets to less than 5% of the average white American’s. Average white American lost substantially, to $113,149 in 2009. A 16% loss of wealth.
Nrh defiant to their deity and messiah that preached "Feed The Poor"! These are the creatures we should seek for intelligence? Think Not!
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Nrh defiant remind me of what Bill said to me one day about such grotesque’ creatures.

What a piece of work is a man.
How noble and reason
How infinite in faculties’
In form and movement
How expressed and admirable
In action how like an angel
In apprehension like God
The beauty of the world
In Para gram of the animals
And yet to me
What is this grotesque’ creature…. dust
Man delights not me.
Shakespeare
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Regulations mean control of CORP. GREED, and the Republicans just can't have that. And their bitch about stimulus money and the bail out of the auto industry is the fact that it helped the UAW and the working man. No regulations mean no living wage for those who actually work for a living rather than just make their multimillion dollar inheritance grow. Just remember Rich and Republican both start with R, a letter you can not find in middle class, or common man.

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1. Obama is not anyone's Messiah. He is POTUS. Only superstitious twits in flyover country think that Mormon Messiah Romney fulfills the White Horse Prophecy and Mormons take over the world and make everyone stop drinking alcohol and coffee.
2. The stimulus is precisely what a government does during a slowdown. If you understood anything about basic economics and world history you would not be asking stupid questions about the 4 million jobs created which compares favorably to the 0 jobs created under Dumbya.
3. You, like Paul Ayn Rand Ryan are too lazy to bother to understand anything more involved than a bumper sticker. You are both economic cranks.
"Only superstitious twits in flyover country". More proof of what liberal snobs such as yourselves (trolls) think of the rest of the country that you deem "not worthy" or just "uneducated". The party of the common man? Yeah, right. The party of the elitist snob who views anyone not from the east or left coast as someone that needs to be controlled and directed by those who are so much more intelligent than themselves.
So let me get your "Plan" straight. Are we supposed to SPEND our way out of debt? Is that your magic plan to solve the economic crisis? More debt?'Stimulis'? Just more give aways and wasteful spending from an incompetent moron who lied and faked his way through college and has never had a real job in his entire life. Good thing all those "shovel ready jobs" were there to lower unemployment, because your tin god himself said that if he couldnt get unemployment under 8%, he didnt deserve to be re-elected. OOPS! Another broken promise and/or lie. Just another in a long list from Obumbler, the Marxist-in-Chief.
National Debt; 16 trillion, more debt spending than every president from Washington to Reagan COMBINED, Real unemployment at 15% and climbing, Median Family Income down almost 5,000$ during his term, etc.
No wonder he and the other loons like you want to run on Romneys record, and not Oblamos. Keep making crazy stuff up, the polls show that your message is falling flat. Heck, the DNC had to move Oblamos speech to a smaller venue to avoid him speaking before an empty stadium. HA!!!

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You are an idiot troll. You never have any facts or real world support for your extremist racist, sexist, bigoted opinions. No wonder the most pathologically lying sociopaths in US presidential history are your nominees.
You people fit together like Lord and Serf.
Four Years Ago: Bush's economy was the worst since the Great Depression.
Chrysler sales up 14%, Ford up 13%, GM up 10%.
"Industrywide deliveries this year through July climbed 14 percent to 8.43 million, according to researcher Autodata Corp. in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. Sales are on pace for the best year since 2007."
bloomberg
" your extremist racist, sexist, bigoted opinions" I want proof troll. When have I EVER posted anything that fits that description? Prove it. Of course you cant, because I have never done anything like that. It is just a pethetic attempt to distract attention from the issue, another page from the Alinsky manual that you and the rest of the Libs just love to use so much. If you cant beat the message, attack the messenger and try to confuse the issue.

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Texan wrote:
Regulations mean control of CORP. GREED, and the Republicans just can't have that. And their bitch about stimulus money and the bail out of the auto industry is the fact that it helped the UAW and the working man. No regulations mean no living wage for those who actually work for a living rather than just make their multimillion dollar inheritance grow. Just remember Rich and Republican both start with R, a letter you can not find in middle class, or common man.
Those bailouts of the "working man" at the UAW came at the expense of every other working man in this country, including you and me. I guess I wont get such a sweet heart deal because Im not in the union, to bad so sad. They also got special deals under Obamacare, exempting their health plans from taxes and the regulations that the rest of us are going to have to pay. So tell me how the the Dems are the party of the working man again? Oh, I know. They want you and me to keep working, so we can more in taxes, to pay for the over 50% of the country that is collecting some form of welfare, that you, me and the rest of the dwindling number of working men are paying for.
Dont fall for the class warfare BS that the left is pushing. It is nothing more than quasi-socialist propaganda to whip up the dems base and just shows how desperate and scared they are that their messiah is going to get booted out of office come Nov.

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Bernard Forand wrote:
Nrh defiant remind me of what Bill said to me one day about such grotesque’ creatures.
What a piece of work is a man.
How noble and reason
How infinite in faculties’
In form and movement
How expressed and admirable
In action how like an angel
In apprehension like God
The beauty of the world
In Para gram of the animals
And yet to me
What is this grotesque’ creature…. dust
Man delights not me.
Shakespeare
So "Bill" Shakespere is talking to you? You do realize that he is dead, right?

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OregonSUX wrote:
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1. Obama is not anyone's Messiah. He is POTUS. Only superstitious twits in flyover country think that Mormon Messiah Romney fulfills the White Horse Prophecy and Mormons take over the world and make everyone stop drinking alcohol and coffee.
2. The stimulus is precisely what a government does during a slowdown. If you understood anything about basic economics and world history you would not be asking stupid questions about the 4 million jobs created which compares favorably to the 0 jobs created under Dumbya.
3. You, like Paul Ayn Rand Ryan are too lazy to bother to understand anything more involved than a bumper sticker. You are both economic cranks.
"The stimulus is precisely what a government does during a slowdown. If you understood anything about basic economics and world history you would not be asking stupid questions about the 4 million jobs created which compares favorably to the 0 jobs created under Dumbya."
ww.cnn.com/2012/09/05/politics/fact-check-oba...
Opps! Another inconvient truth about your tin god Obumbler. Seems he hasnt created 4 million jobs like you claim he has.
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Well NRH, I guess we should have done it the Romney way and let all the US auto makers go down the drain. Oh by the way which one of the little rice burners do you drive, and I'll bet everything you own comes from the Orient.
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All I know is Obama and Perry do not need to be re elected.
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Perry you are correct about, and while I'm not an Obama fan by any means, better to re elect him than to put Romney&Ryan in charge. Republican, Rich, Rick, Romney, and Ryan all begin with R, not what the Middle Class or Common Man need. Sorry.
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