Skip to comments.Rahmbo Takes On Perry And Messes With Texas' Success
Posted on 04/23/2013 4:41:32 PM PDT by raptor22
States: The governor from a thriving free-enterprise state travels to the U.S. counterpart of Greece and Cyprus with an invitation: Come to where folks are friendly to business.
Texas' Rick Perry arrived in Illinois Monday to lure businesses away from a state that we and other's have dubbed "America's Greece" beleaguered by debt, punished by regulations and subject to ever-rising taxes to one that's leading the pack in job and economic growth.
Taking umbrage at Perry's visit was Chicago Mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. He took the occasion to taunt the governor with a reminder of the gaffe that killed Perry's 2012 presidential campaign and which Perry blamed on back pain medication taken just before a debate.
"I hope when he comes he remembers all three of his reasons," Emanuel said at a press conference in reference to Perry's inability in the debate to recall the three federal departments he would eliminate.
What Perry remembers and knows is that while Texas has been blossoming, Illinois has been steadily sinking into an economic abyss.
Perry hit on sore points that haunt Illinois' business climate the nation's worst pension problem, lowered credit ratings and high taxes.
For years, Illinois skipped or shorted payments to its five pension systems. A recent release by the Illinois Policy Institute put the state's total unfunded liabilities at $275 billion, or $58,000 in debt for each and every household.
Illinois currently has no viable plan for fixing this and other financial problems.
A 2011 income tax increase, including a 67% rise in the rate individuals pay, showed that Illinois' Democratic governor, Pat Quinn, and its Democratic legislature, like the Obama administration, would rather raise revenue than slash spending.
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The left is good at snark, not much else.
You can bet on one thing... twinkle toes will never get near Rick Perry... much less talk like this to his face.
Old stubby Rahmster.... missing the right stuff all the way around....
Texas wants Blue State companies..
Why? They will start to turn the great state of Texas into the hole they just left!
Usually, the jobs move, not the blue state employees. The degree of disdain blue staters have for Texas is something to behold. Many view such a move as a hardship posting, and will not do it without the kinds of cash and benefit incentives people get for international assignments. Bottom line is that companies that move get to lower both the salaries they pay, by hiring locals, and their state income tax bills.
RICK PERRY: “I had three nice things to say about the Illinois economy but they were so irrelevant I forgot them”.
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For years, Illinois skipped or shorted payments to its five pension systems. A recent release by the Illinois Policy Institute put the state’s total unfunded liabilities at $275 billion, or $58,000 in debt for each and every household.
I don't think either one of them will forget his visit.
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There are ALOT more than 3 to shutdown and voters know that - we weren't have learned a thing if he did say 3. Rham - all that impresses you is talk where Perry is into action and TX is proof. Chicago/IL is drowning because of BS talk and no action - just thievery. How's are your chicago friends/citizens, Mr&Mrs. THIEVES, Jr? 'Mental' problems and thievery are curses Chicago lives under. How fitting you are their chosen mayor.
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I hope Perry is just up there to flush again.... no need to drag a bunch of hopeless loser Progressives down here. If they would have bee true conservatives, they would have left a long time ago.
As I always say to those of that ilk .... remember Colorado and be careful what you ask for as you may get it and in spades!
Things like that give me hope. AttaBoy, Rick!
Don’t piss off rahm, i heard he says mean things..