Skip to comments.TEXAS GOP candidates clash in final TV debate (Vanity)
Posted on 01/30/2010 7:24:10 AM PST by Dubya
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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
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.
She comes off looking like a moron here.
How does she plan to fund state and local expenditures?
I’m sorry, but Kay’s photogenic dimpled grin with the tilt of the head just puts me off.
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.
And if she's talking about some kind of 10th ammendment thing that deflects federal gun laws, she should be more articulate about it.
There is a gun reg in TX.
Right on Bro.
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.
She sure is put on. Sad she keeps winning.
A sales tax would would be more honest. Everyone pays not just home owners.
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...
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.
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.
Renters pay property tax (in the same way that consumers pay corporate taxes). It's just funneled through the landlord.
I think one of the democrats running for office mentioned it, might have been white.
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.
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?
Exactly...that is why rentals cost a fortune in states with high property taxes; New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and so on...
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.
I hear ya. I had a good time watching the body language.
Send the parents the bill. Personally; I don't care to pick up the tab for the sub-standard product produced by government schools.
[There is a gun reg in TX.]
No there isn’t.
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.
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.
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.
See post number 6 please.
The best one sentence summary I've seen.
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.
She didn't really say this did she? If she did she needs to get out of the race now.
[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.....
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.
Political triangulation at its best. She will make a good politician (and I don’t say that as a compliment).
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.
You two nailed it!
Maybe Medina is honest in her Spanish language only commercials.
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.
Only a racist will support a racist like Sotomayor.
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.
Scheduling: INVITE@MedinaforTexas.com MEDINA AGAINST PROPERTY TAX IN TEXAS
At all? For any type of gun?
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.
Eso es racista!
Sotomayor dar un taco!
Well, you need a class 3 license for fully automatic weapons.
Other than that, nope.
I’m voting for Perry.
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.
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