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A Governor Who Prays or Preys?
AmericanThinker ^ | 07/17/2011 | Jan LaRue

Posted on 07/21/2011 11:39:10 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan

Edited on 07/21/2011 12:03:41 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Conservative commentator Bill Bennett says that anyone looking for democracy, good government, business and job growth, the best medical care, a lower cost of living and taxes should look to Texas as the model and to Rick Perry as the model governor.


(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2012; atheism; california; christianity; groper; jerrybrown; perry; prayer; rickperry; schwarzenegger; texas

1 posted on 07/21/2011 11:39:17 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Do you have a link?


2 posted on 07/21/2011 11:43:12 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I do not consider Bill Bennett a true conservative. He is too close to the Establishment to be taken seriously as far as any endorsement is concerned. Rick Perry, like the Bush family, is a Globalist, a One Worlder. We don’t need no more stinking RINOs!


3 posted on 07/21/2011 11:50:05 AM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: Admin Moderator

http://theacru.org/acru/a_governor_who_prays_or_preys/


4 posted on 07/21/2011 11:52:01 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Conservative commentator Bill Bennett says that anyone looking for democracy, good government, business and job growth, the best medical care, a lower cost of living and taxes should look to Texas as the model and to Rick Perry as the model governor.

Does that anyone include the illegal aliens Perry welcomed to Texas with open arms.

5 posted on 07/21/2011 11:53:56 AM PDT by Roninf5-1
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To: BuckeyeTexan
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6 posted on 07/21/2011 11:57:21 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Perry ping ...


7 posted on 07/21/2011 12:00:29 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Paperdoll
As the article points out, Ahnold and Rick Perry could not be more different in their approach to government policy or results from their respective policies.

If both are "RINO"s in your mind, the term has no meaning whatsoever.

8 posted on 07/21/2011 12:04:50 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Admin Moderator

OMG. I can’t believe I did that. Yes, here’s the link.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/07/a_governor_who_prays_or_preys.html


9 posted on 07/21/2011 12:06:19 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Bill Bennett should have run the numbers before he opened his trap. Texans are on the hook for more public debt per person than even California. Texas' budget looks OK this year because they cooked the books by delaying the payout date of several billion by a single day which just means it will have to be accounted for in the next budget. Perry left a fiscal timebomb ticking for the next governor that will go off in 2013.

Perry's desperate to get out of Austin before everyone catches on.


10 posted on 07/21/2011 12:08:43 PM PDT by CowboyJay
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Thanks for the link. American Thinker’s copyright restrictions upon Free Republic require all material originating from American Thinker be properly attributed, excerpted and linked. I excerpted the complete American Thinker article and will now add the link.


11 posted on 07/21/2011 12:14:36 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Servant of the Cross

UI was not comparing Perry to Arnold. I was linking him more to the Bush mindset. And I am not sold on Bill Bennett.


12 posted on 07/21/2011 12:18:22 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: Admin Moderator

If you have time, will you add American Thinker to the following thread about copyright restrictions? (It’s what I use as a guideline.) Thanks for fixing this article and my apologies for causing you extra work. -Tex

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1111944/posts?page=1


13 posted on 07/21/2011 12:33:46 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: CowboyJay

Yes, that huge public debt number is just what the media will want you to look at.

Of course, considering the rapid growth rate in Texas, and a huge need for infrastructure to support it (in advance of any tax revenue generated), it might be understandable.

I have my problems with Governor GoodHair, but the high spending on infrastructure isn’t one of them. Every government overspends, but between trying to accomodate the illegals (which we aren’t allowed to send home) and the Yankees (which we aren’t allowed to send home) :) , there’s an enormous pressure for new spending. Some of it is not justified, but a lot of it is necessary in the short term.


14 posted on 07/21/2011 12:33:56 PM PDT by mikedfox
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Good idea and you’re welcome Tex. No problem, everyone forgets something, sooner or ... what were you saying? ;) Anyhow we’re here to help. :)


15 posted on 07/21/2011 2:02:12 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Paperdoll
Rick Perry, like the Bush family, is a Globalist, a One Worlder.

Because he went to -- gasp -- a Bilderberg meeting?

16 posted on 07/21/2011 2:28:14 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: mikedfox
Of course, considering the rapid growth rate in Texas

What rapid growth rate? 250K jobs over the last two years in a state with about 30 million people? Just because it's marginally better than other places doesn't mean it's going through the stratosphere.

The corporate welfare schemes Perry's been running for 10 yrs aren't revenue-neutral even over the long term. What's more, the minute the kickbacks stop those companies will be on their way out the door. Perry's failure to hold the line on spending (while publicly beating his chest on fiscal responsibility) is the reason your next governor will have to deal with a 27 billion dollar budget gap. I'm pretty sure none of what Perry's been up to could be confused with leadership.
17 posted on 07/21/2011 2:28:27 PM PDT by CowboyJay
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To: CowboyJay
Texans are on the hook for more public debt per person than even California.

Last I heard Texas had balanced the budget with about six billion left in its "rainy day" fund.

18 posted on 07/21/2011 2:29:22 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: RINOs suck

Because he favors the 12 lane NAFTA Highway, and the cheap illegal Mexican labor.


19 posted on 07/21/2011 2:38:20 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: RINOs suck

Because he favors the 12 lane NAFTA Highway, and the cheap illegal Mexican labor.


20 posted on 07/21/2011 2:38:31 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: Paperdoll

Incidentally, Bush traded heavily on his faith and prayer. Many Christians were blind sighted by that. Could Perry be using the expression of his faith for the same purposes?
Another similarity between Perry and the GWB!


21 posted on 07/21/2011 2:49:59 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: RINOs suck

No. Because he is open borders. Period. Funny how you totally contradict your screen name by DEFENDING a RINO....

Perry is PRO- illegal immigration...he everything he does is a result of the men that hang out in his pocket. Do a little research before you worship the guy please!!


22 posted on 07/21/2011 2:50:58 PM PDT by DrewsMum ("I abandoned free market principles to save the free market." -GWBush)
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To: RINOs suck
"Last I heard Texas had balanced the budget with about six billion left in its "rainy day" fund."

You need to start fact-checking.

Texas "balanced" their current 2-year budget by accepting over 6 billion in federal stimulus relief funds last year, and delaying several billion in payouts by one day this year which just pushed it into the next budgetary cycle.

According to Perry, and the state legislature, the 2012-2013 budget is balanced. According to their state comptroller, they'll come up $20 billion short over the next two years. I think I'm more inclined to believe their comptroller when it comes to revenue estimates.

And they still have to pay back all the money they've borrowed over the past 10 years.
23 posted on 07/21/2011 3:28:04 PM PDT by CowboyJay
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To: DrewsMum
Perry is PRO- illegal immigration

Reagan granted amnesty to three million illegals. Was he a RINO or a conservative that was wrong a few issues?

24 posted on 07/21/2011 4:53:47 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: DrewsMum
And, can you give us a potential candidate you don't think is a RINO, one that is 100% perfect?

RINO is not defined as 80-90% conservative.

25 posted on 07/21/2011 4:55:15 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: RINOs suck

Oh my God. Nice Liberal talking point u got there. Reagan didn’t have the hindsight of that mistake either.....or I guarantee u he wouldn’t have done it, b/c unlike many, Reagan LEARNED from the mistakes of others.....and Reagan certainly wasn’t OPEN BORDERS.... and he has big business right in his pocket, THAT’S the reason he’s so soft on illegals. you comfortable w/that?


26 posted on 07/22/2011 11:59:06 AM PDT by DrewsMum ("I abandoned free market principles to save the free market." -GWBush)
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To: CowboyJay

Texans are on the hook for more public debt per person than even California.


You have a link for that assertion? If so could you post it please.


27 posted on 07/22/2011 12:09:59 PM PDT by deport
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To: RINOs suck

Now, you’re just being silly. What a stupid question. You want me name someone who is 100% perfect. Well, the only perfect person I know is Jesus, and he’s not running.

U need a non-RINO CANDIDATE? Palin...

is she perfect to me? NOPE. But I agree w/her 95-98%... and that’s MUCH better than 80%. But Perry doesn’t GOVERN even 80% Repub....he TALKS AND CAMPAIGNS 80% Repub....he talks the talk but MAYBE half the time he actually walks it.

Bachmann isn’t a RINO either....but I agree w/her LESS than SP, so she’s not my choice. I always go with the one who most fits my values etc....and if they’re not on the ticket, I’ll write someone in...if possible


28 posted on 07/22/2011 12:12:36 PM PDT by DrewsMum ("I abandoned free market principles to save the free market." -GWBush)
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To: DrewsMum
But I agree w/her 95-98%... and that’s MUCH better than 80%

I'd put Perry closer to 90% than 80%.

But, yes, 80% than 95% if the 80% candidate is almost certain to win while the 95%, at best, has a 50-50% chance of winning.

29 posted on 07/22/2011 12:41:21 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: RINOs suck

I’m not voting for the person who has the best chance of beating Obama, according to the liberals, media, & RINO estab Repubs.....I’m voting for the BEST person for the job. There is NO indication that Perry will do any better than Palin against Obama....and actually, her record is a whole lot better than his.....


30 posted on 07/22/2011 1:54:38 PM PDT by DrewsMum ("I abandoned free market principles to save the free market." -GWBush)
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To: deport
usdebtclock.org

Click the "State Debt Clocks" button for estimates on public debt in individual states.
31 posted on 07/22/2011 1:56:18 PM PDT by CowboyJay
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To: CowboyJay

Thanks but your link doesn’t work. I’ve checked one of the debt clocks and it doesn’t verify what you’ve asserted, don’t know if it’s the same one you are using. That’s why I was wanting to see the link to the one that did verify your assertion.


32 posted on 07/22/2011 2:02:30 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport
Hmmm. Let's try this again. usdebtclock.org

Mind posting a link to the one you're using?
33 posted on 07/22/2011 4:33:00 PM PDT by CowboyJay
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To: DrewsMum
I’m not voting for the person who has the best chance of beating Obama, according to the liberals, media, & RINO estab Repubs

You seem confused. None of those types are saying that about Perry. They are saying that about Romney.

The last candidate the media and Democrats want Obama to have to face is the candidate with a superior economic record and with more executive experience than he has.

34 posted on 07/22/2011 5:03:24 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: DrewsMum
There is NO indication that Perry will do any better than Palin against Obama

There isn't?

Rasmussen has Perry within five points despite the fact Gallup indicates 45% of the country doesn't even know who Perry is.

Palin in the RCP average is 20 points behind Obama despite having nearly 100% name recognition:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/us/general_election_palin_vs_obama-1169.html

35 posted on 07/22/2011 5:05:48 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: CowboyJay

That’s the same one I looked at. It has CA and many other states higher debt per citizen than TX . Maybe I didn’t understand your debt statement.


36 posted on 07/22/2011 5:11:53 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport

I just rechecked.

CA debt per citizen: $13,382
TX debt per citizen: $13,630

Not as bad as NY at $16,314, but still not great.


37 posted on 07/22/2011 7:12:47 PM PDT by CowboyJay
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To: CowboyJay

http://usdebtclock.org/state-debt-clocks/state-of-texas-debt-clock.html

The above shows $8,422 = Texas

http://usdebtclock.org/state-debt-clocks/state-of-california-debt-clock.html

The above shows $10,008 = California


38 posted on 07/22/2011 7:22:39 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport

Nope. Just rechecked. Even tried in a different browser to make sure that wasn’t the issue. Maybe you’re seeing old numbers on a cached version of the page? Maybe try clearing your browser cache, then clicking on the links again.


39 posted on 07/22/2011 7:31:25 PM PDT by CowboyJay
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To: CowboyJay

25 States With the Lowest Debt Per Person

11) Texas: $520 Per Person


40 posted on 07/22/2011 7:37:33 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport
9) Colorado: $400 Per Person



Unfortunately that's not the whole story. Texas pushes alot of things back onto cites and counties that most state governments consider their responsibility. TX is #2 in the country in local debt per-cap, right behind NY.
41 posted on 07/22/2011 8:04:25 PM PDT by CowboyJay
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To: CowboyJay

Texas is doing fine as best I can tell. I still get the $8,400 figure when I cleared my cache and not the number you have. Sorry but that’s the way it is.


42 posted on 07/22/2011 8:07:10 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport

And these are bad stats. Texas has at least $37B in state-held outstanding debt (not counting city/local).


43 posted on 07/22/2011 8:26:20 PM PDT by CowboyJay
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44 posted on 07/23/2011 1:41:46 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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