I was just talking to frankfrank about Kentucky and Texas. Texas being called stupid about things. Well guess what? It is. It is all because of Perry and the GOP. Just read this article. It's ridiculous the things that go on in this state. This is still hurting West Tx in their disaster.
Smirking Chimp / By Bob Burnett
Is America Turning into Texas?
What's happened Texas graphically illustrates the choice facing America.
July 2, 2013 |
On April 17 there was a horrific explosion at the West Chemical and Fertilizer plant in West, Texas, that killed 15 people, injured more than 200, destroyed or damaged 150 homes and caused at least $100 million in losses. Five days later, Texas Governor Rick Perry was in Illinois trying to lure business to Texas, praising his state's limited regulations. Is Texas America's future?
Republican conservatives have a simple economic precept: what's good for business is good for America. Conservatives believe states should provide a "business friendly" environment with low taxes and few regulations. They argue this inevitably creates jobs and builds community through the "trickle-down" theory of Reaganomics: "a rising tide lifts all boats."