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Perry’s Texas Welcome For Connecticut Gunmakers
The Hartford Courant ^ | May 4, 2013 | Dan Haar

Posted on 05/06/2013 5:58:48 AM PDT by Daffynition

Texas Governor Rick Perry might not have been able to name three federal agencies he’d close, but he has his sights attracting on at least that many Connecticut gun manufacturers and he used the NRA convention in Houston over the last four days to make his best pitch.

Along with his famous charm, Perry had 70,000 gun enthusiasts on hand to help make the case for firearms companies feeling unloved back home. One firm, PTR Industries of Bristol, already said it will exit Connecticut and it’s starting to look like others will head South or West.

The Republican governor and the Texas lieutenant governor both met with Mark Malkowski, owner of Stag Arms of New Britain, who was in Houston along with six other company managers and employees from Thursday through Sunday.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; US: Connecticut
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FP, above the fold article in today's HC.
1 posted on 05/06/2013 5:58:49 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Today KXAN, one of Leftist Austin’s TV outlets, is running a promo in which their little wet-nosed reporter asks Gov. Perry if he is “exploiting” the gun tragedies by inviting gun manufacturers to Texas. I do hope he answered, “ I SURE AS HELL AM!!!”


2 posted on 05/06/2013 6:07:00 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Daffynition

The comments are 4 to 1 pro-Texas, anti-Connecticut. Including, it seems, lots of CT residents.


3 posted on 05/06/2013 6:07:23 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: txrefugee

> their little wet-nosed reporter asks Gov. Perry if he is
> “exploiting” the gun tragedies by inviting gun
> manufacturers to Texas. I do hope he answered, “ I SURE AS
>? HELL AM!!!”

I disagree.

A better answer would be as follows.

No, I am not exploiting the Newtown massacre. The CT legislature and governor did that, which created a hostile business environment for CT gun manufacturers. I’m exploiting Connecticut’s hostile business environment.


4 posted on 05/06/2013 6:10:55 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Daffynition

Rick Perry is a monumewnt to government sanity.

Too bad all governors can’t demonstrate the same level-headedness - our current political picture would be very, very different.


5 posted on 05/06/2013 6:47:07 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Daffynition

Proud of our handsome gov!! Still heartsick that he messed up so in the debates. How could that happen..he would have made a great pres.


6 posted on 05/06/2013 7:36:45 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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If they come to Texas they should think, think and think again about incorporating there. Texas Franchise Taxes are outrageous. Especially for service providers.

You see, for service companies the tax is charged at the rate of !% for GROSS revenue... Taxes are due even if the company does not make a profit. For a company with a 20% profit margin the effective tax rate would be 5%.

Why does Texas tas Gross Income even if there is no profit? Well, the excuse is that the Texas Constitution does not permit “Income” Tax so they tax Gross Income. Thank David Dewhurst... he led the charge on this mess.


7 posted on 05/09/2013 7:18:12 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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