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TEXAS GOP candidates clash in final TV debate (Vanity)

Posted on 01/30/2010 7:24:10 AM PST by Dubya

The three Republican candidates for governor clashed in a final televised debate Friday night, sharpening their differences as they jockeyed for advantage going into the March 2 primary campaign.

VOTE FOR MEDINA IN MARCH 2ND 2010 PRIMARY FOR TEXAS GOVERNOR SHE IS FOR ELIMIINATION OF PROPERTY TAX AND GUN REGISTRATION


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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/LOUIS DELUCA

Texas GOP gubernatorial candidates Gov. Rick Perry, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson and Debra Medina are seen during a debate at the WFAA Channel 8 studios in downtown Dallas on Friday.

VOTE FOR MEDINA IN MARCH 2ND 2010 PRIMARY FOR TEXAS GOVERNOR SHE IS FOR ELIMIINATION OF PROPERTY TAX AND GUN REGISTRATION

1 posted on 01/30/2010 7:24:11 AM PST by Dubya
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To: Dubya

Is that wiring or cosmetic surgery keeping that fake joker like smile on KBH’s mig?

I hope Medina pulls off an upset here.

She would crush the Democratic nominee.


2 posted on 01/30/2010 7:28:01 AM PST by VicVega (who dat-brett favre blew dat. GEAUX SAINTS)
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To: Dubya
Someone should tell the nurse that there is no gun registration in Texas.

She comes off looking like a moron here.

3 posted on 01/30/2010 7:28:02 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: Dubya
VOTE FOR MEDINA IN MARCH 2ND 2010 PRIMARY FOR TEXAS GOVERNOR SHE IS FOR ELIMIINATION OF PROPERTY TAX AND GUN REGISTRATION

How does she plan to fund state and local expenditures?

4 posted on 01/30/2010 7:28:51 AM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always)
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To: Dubya

I’m sorry, but Kay’s photogenic dimpled grin with the tilt of the head just puts me off.


5 posted on 01/30/2010 7:31:41 AM PST by Clara Lou
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To: Zhang Fei

I understand a sales tax so that everyone can help foot the bill. It is very unfair that propert owners are the only ones paying for schools.


6 posted on 01/30/2010 7:31:52 AM PST by eastforker (.If you design an idiot proof gadget, society will just build a better idiot!)
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To: Dubya
Which one pulled out the “I'm the next Ronald Reagan” card out of their @ss first?
7 posted on 01/30/2010 7:32:56 AM PST by LiberConservative
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To: humblegunner
Someone should tell the nurse that there is no gun registration in Texas.

Point.
And if she's talking about some kind of 10th ammendment thing that deflects federal gun laws, she should be more articulate about it.

8 posted on 01/30/2010 7:33:12 AM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: Zhang Fei
You like property taxes. You will probably get to keep them.
9 posted on 01/30/2010 7:33:17 AM PST by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: humblegunner

There is a gun reg in TX.


10 posted on 01/30/2010 7:34:03 AM PST by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: eastforker

Right on Bro.


11 posted on 01/30/2010 7:34:58 AM PST by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: Dubya

I’m all for an end to the property tax because I’d like to be able to afford to retire in my little inexpensive home when I retire. I have 9 more years before my taxes are frozen.
What I want to know, though, is what would replace Property taxes.


12 posted on 01/30/2010 7:35:08 AM PST by Clara Lou
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To: Clara Lou

She sure is put on. Sad she keeps winning.


13 posted on 01/30/2010 7:36:53 AM PST by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: Clara Lou

A sales tax would would be more honest. Everyone pays not just home owners.


14 posted on 01/30/2010 7:39:43 AM PST by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: humblegunner

When was the last time you bought a new gun in Texas? When was the last time you tried to carry it concealed underneath your clothing?

If you didn’t fill out a form for the FBI, you broke the law.

So, while that might not be called a “registration”, if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck...


15 posted on 01/30/2010 7:39:45 AM PST by willyd (Reducing Taxes Reduces our Carbon Footprint)
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To: Dubya
You like property taxes. You will probably get to keep them.

Actually, I prefer sales taxes. I think the problem with sales taxes as a primary revenue source is that a lot of evasion will occur, especially if rates rise significantly. The more evasion occurs, the higher the sales tax rate will have to be. It becomes a vicious spiral, with rising rates leading to more tax evasion, and more tax evasion leading to even higher rates.

16 posted on 01/30/2010 7:39:49 AM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always)
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To: Dubya

Permit to purchase rifles and shotguns? No.

Registration of rifles and shotguns? No.

Licensing of owners of rifles and shotguns? No.

Permit to carry rifles and shotguns? No.

Permit to purchase handgun? No.

Registration of handguns? No.

Licensing of owners of handguns? No.

Permit to carry handguns? Yes.

A Texas resident, if not otherwise precluded by law, may purchase rifles and shotguns, ammunition, reloading components, or firearms accessories in contiguous states.

It is unlawful to sell, rent, loan or give a handgun to any person if it is known that the person intends to use it unlawfully.

Where does “registration” appear?

Medina is clueless.


17 posted on 01/30/2010 7:41:25 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: Dubya
A sales tax would would be more honest. Everyone pays not just home owners.

Renters pay property tax (in the same way that consumers pay corporate taxes). It's just funneled through the landlord.

18 posted on 01/30/2010 7:41:54 AM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always)
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To: humblegunner

I think one of the democrats running for office mentioned it, might have been white.


19 posted on 01/30/2010 7:43:36 AM PST by eastforker (.If you design an idiot proof gadget, society will just build a better idiot!)
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To: willyd
When was the last time you bought a new gun in Texas?

Two years ago.

When was the last time you tried to carry it concealed underneath your clothing?

It was a rifle. But a CHL permit is NOT gun registration.

So, while that might not be called a “registration”, if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck...

If it walks like a nurse and talks like a nurse, it's funky cold Medina.

20 posted on 01/30/2010 7:44:41 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: Dubya

Texas does not have a state income tax so property taxes is what is used for Schools, how would this lady pay for schools without a property tax?


21 posted on 01/30/2010 7:45:18 AM PST by wild74
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To: Eaker

ping


22 posted on 01/30/2010 7:45:25 AM PST by TheMom (I'm now a grandma! Welcome to the world Kaiden Thomas.)
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To: Zhang Fei
Renters pay property tax (in the same way that consumers pay corporate taxes). It's just funneled through the landlord.

Exactly...that is why rentals cost a fortune in states with high property taxes; New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and so on...

23 posted on 01/30/2010 7:46:51 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: VicVega
Is that wiring or cosmetic surgery keeping that fake joker like smile on KBH’s mig?

Every time she put on that toothy smile, she was thinking, "#@$&*#$^#@" of the questioner. You could just see it. That would have made a great drinking game. Neither she nor Perry answered a single question without that slimy politician snake oil used car salesman bs. Perry was a huge disappointment.

OK, y'all have just about got me on board with Medina. She was great and here's hoping for an upset. KXAN asked viewers who won but only one said Medina and everyone else said Perry. I'd give her my vote in a minute if I were sure it wouldn't split the vote allowing KBH or White or some other bozo to get the prize.

24 posted on 01/30/2010 7:47:29 AM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: Clara Lou
I’m sorry, but Kay’s photogenic dimpled grin with the tilt of the head just puts me off.

I hear ya. I had a good time watching the body language.

25 posted on 01/30/2010 7:49:07 AM PST by Professional Engineer (It's too cold to care about Algore's carbon credits. I'm using treehuggers as home heating fuel.)
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To: wild74
Texas does not have a state income tax so property taxes is what is used for Schools, how would this lady pay for schools without a property tax?

Send the parents the bill. Personally; I don't care to pick up the tab for the sub-standard product produced by government schools.

26 posted on 01/30/2010 7:49:07 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Dubya

[There is a gun reg in TX.]

huh?????........


27 posted on 01/30/2010 7:51:06 AM PST by is_is (VP Dad of Sgt G - My Hero - "Sleep Well America......Your Marines have your Back")
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To: Dubya

No there isn’t.


28 posted on 01/30/2010 7:51:06 AM PST by Double Tap
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To: Dubya

If Medina is elected then not only will we have a President in DC with no experience, our state will have a Governor with no experience. She may have run a business but running the State of Texas requires more and there is no track record to show how she actually votes on anything. She talks a good game but needs to start on a local level - like a city councilman, then mayor - before she jumps to the big time. If she is elected White and the Dimwits will run Texas and then I’ll move out.


29 posted on 01/30/2010 7:51:39 AM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Dubya; willyd; humblegunner
There is a gun reg in TX.

No there isn't.

Perhaps Medina should stick to bedpans and stay away from grown up stuff.

Lying on FR will get you two no where.

30 posted on 01/30/2010 7:53:06 AM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: humblegunner

You hit it, this isn’t the first time she has said big dramatic things that have absolutely no meaning in Texas. We don’t have gun registration for one. The other week she promised something about Texas statewide ballot measures- which we don’t have.

If you look at her statements just a few months ago in things like the commentary “Latinos and the GOP” you’ll find someone who is very different than the image you see now.

Don’t trust her at all.


31 posted on 01/30/2010 7:53:09 AM PST by mnehring
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To: wild74

See post number 6 please.


32 posted on 01/30/2010 7:53:48 AM PST by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: bgill
Neither she nor Perry answered a single question without that slimy politician snake oil used car salesman bs.

The best one sentence summary I've seen.

33 posted on 01/30/2010 7:54:23 AM PST by Professional Engineer (It's too cold to care about Algore's carbon credits. I'm using treehuggers as home heating fuel.)
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To: bgill

My fault-mug instead of “mig”. LOL

Booked marked the whole debate and I need to watch it in it’s entirety.

Just don’t know if she can win the GOP primary against these two.

Wishful thinking on my part. Maybe in 4 years she can knock off whomever wins in the GE.

Unless Medina goes independent, it will be the GOP winner against White or the Muslim.


34 posted on 01/30/2010 7:55:18 AM PST by VicVega (who dat-brett favre blew dat. GEAUX SAINTS)
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To: Zhang Fei; humblegunner
ELIMIINATION OF PROPERTY TAX AND GUN REGISTRATION

She didn't really say this did she? If she did she needs to get out of the race now.

35 posted on 01/30/2010 7:55:26 AM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: Dubya

[Everyone pays not just home owners.]

look....i hate taxes more than the next guy but.....everyone that pays to have a roof over their head or their business pays property taxes whether they rent or own......

does everyone think that landlords just throw the cost of property taxes in for free when renting property......noooo they figure it in just like any other expense otherwise they could not make a profit....thus the RENTERS PAY the PROPERTY TAX.....geezzzz.....


36 posted on 01/30/2010 7:56:06 AM PST by is_is (VP Dad of Sgt G - My Hero - "Sleep Well America......Your Marines have your Back")
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To: Eaker

I’m surprised that people didn’t turn on her when she scolded KBH for not voting for Sotomayor because she was worried it would hurt the GOPs image with Latinos and was upset that our immigration policy hurts us with Latinos.

http://www.medinafortexas.com/getPost?p=92

Political triangulation at its best. She will make a good politician (and I don’t say that as a compliment).


37 posted on 01/30/2010 7:58:21 AM PST by mnehring
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To: is_is

Except for all the subsidised rentals and many 20-30 YO still living at home. Hell here in Texas if they were to tax each can of beer 10 cents each it would be way enough to pay for the schools.


38 posted on 01/30/2010 8:00:09 AM PST by eastforker (.If you design an idiot proof gadget, society will just build a better idiot!)
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To: mnehring; Grams A; humblegunner

You two nailed it!

Maybe Medina is honest in her Spanish language only commercials.


39 posted on 01/30/2010 8:00:43 AM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: who knows what evil?
Property Taxes in Texas are not as high as people would think. My wife works in Louisiana and pays 3 to 4 thousand dollars in State Income Taxes as compared to the 2 thousand dollars we pay in property taxes in Texas. The schools my children attend are well run in my view and most of the teachers are churching going conservatives. The sup is a Christian and allows prayer and Christian groups to come to the school for special programs for instant we just had the Christian Power lifters and the whole High School was there to see and hear their testimony's.
40 posted on 01/30/2010 8:01:13 AM PST by wild74
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To: Eaker

They say pretty much nothing, in English the one I caught says something about “..I am proud of my Latina heritage and will work hard for the Latino community in Texas... “

Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.


41 posted on 01/30/2010 8:03:21 AM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Only a racist will support a racist like Sotomayor.


42 posted on 01/30/2010 8:04:09 AM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: wild74
Property Taxes in Texas are not as high as people would think.

That is true, a lot of people gripe about them, but even accounting for them, Texas has the second lowest per-capita tax rate in the country. The only difference is that people often have to write check for property taxes while other taxes are deducted from paychecks or added to another bill so property taxes seem high. My friends in Arkansas pay about 30% more in property taxes and they have income tax on top of that.

43 posted on 01/30/2010 8:05:05 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Dubya
WWW.MEDINAFORTEXAS.COM

CONTACT: CONTACT@MedinaforTexas.com

Scheduling: INVITE@MedinaforTexas.com MEDINA AGAINST PROPERTY TAX IN TEXAS

44 posted on 01/30/2010 8:08:19 AM PST by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: humblegunner
there is no gun registration in Texas

At all? For any type of gun?

45 posted on 01/30/2010 8:10:42 AM PST by jla
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To: Eaker

That is not a lie...you have to fill out a background check and also a form for a CHL...that is a registration. You can call it a safety check, a background check or whatever you like, but it is a gun registration whether you choose to call it one or not.

If you have filled one out for some reason other than owning a handgun, let me know.


46 posted on 01/30/2010 8:12:24 AM PST by willyd (Reducing Taxes Reduces our Carbon Footprint)
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To: Eaker

Eso es racista!

Sotomayor dar un taco!

47 posted on 01/30/2010 8:12:42 AM PST by humblegunner
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At all? For any type of gun?

Well, you need a class 3 license for fully automatic weapons.

Other than that, nope.

48 posted on 01/30/2010 8:13:51 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: Dubya

I’m voting for Perry.


49 posted on 01/30/2010 8:16:29 AM PST by shiva
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To: willyd

A CHL permit doesn’t register a weapon at all. It only licenses the owner. If I remember correctly when I got mine, it didn’t even ask for handgun specifics, so there was no gun registration involved.

The handgun proficiency class my wife is taking for her CHL even provides guns if you don’t own one.


50 posted on 01/30/2010 8:16:48 AM PST by mnehring
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