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Cruz on Obama TX visit: 'Perhaps he will learn how to create' jobs 'from the folks who know how'
Daily Caller ^ | May 9, 2013 | Caroline May

Posted on 05/09/2013 8:58:42 AM PDT by Innovative

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz welcomed President Obama to the Texas Thursday, where Obama is scheduled to begin his "Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour," by highlighting Texas' job record in comparison with the administration's.

"America is stuck with high unemployment and low GDP growth, so it's encouraging to see the President coming to Austin to talk about jobs - perhaps he will learn how to create some from the folks who know how," Cruz said in a statement.

"Texas is leading the nation in economic growth and job creation because of principled, conservative leaders who understand the keys to economic success are lower, flatter taxes, limited government and restrained spending,' he added. "Texas has shown the country how it's done, and we hope the President will take some of these lessons back to Washington to bring true economic recovery to our nation."

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


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: cruz; jobs; obama; tedcruz

1 posted on 05/09/2013 8:58:42 AM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative
Obama does not understand “get er done” his motto is how can I screw this up.
2 posted on 05/09/2013 9:00:40 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Innovative

Please tell me he actually knows ObaDepressionPhaseTwo is not really trying to fix jobs.

I mean, over the past 4+ years ......................


3 posted on 05/09/2013 9:00:48 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Innovative
ka-BOOM!
4 posted on 05/09/2013 9:00:50 AM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: Innovative

I just despise it when poor AF1 has to wheels-down that asssmear in Texas...


5 posted on 05/09/2013 9:01:21 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: Innovative

~~~so it’s encouraging to see the President coming to Austin~~~

Austin is one of the most liberal cities in Texas, no?


6 posted on 05/09/2013 9:01:36 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: mountainlion

“gitterdun” vs “you didn’t build that”


7 posted on 05/09/2013 9:02:24 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: F15Eagle

People have a hard time accepting the idea that the president actually seeks the detriment of the country instead of its benefit.


8 posted on 05/09/2013 9:03:10 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: txhurl
My uncle was part of building those planes, too.

I feel sorry for the planes having to carry around that anti-American Kenyan, Indonesian, Hawaiian - don't-know-what-he-is-because-he-won't-give-a-ten-dollar-LFBC-to-even-one-federal-court.
9 posted on 05/09/2013 9:03:31 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: MrB
“gitterdun” vs “you didn’t build that”

Yep! “you didn’t build that” but Obama broke it.

10 posted on 05/09/2013 9:04:22 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Innovative

11 posted on 05/09/2013 9:04:54 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Innovative
Ya just got to like Cruz, takes a swing every time he gets a chance.
Need a bunch more like him.
12 posted on 05/09/2013 9:05:36 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Innovative

Related:

Obama’s road trip to Texas: make Ted Cruz-Republicans the face of Washington opposition

http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2013/05/obamas-road-trip-to-texas-make-ted-cruz-republicans-the-face-of-washington-opposition.html/

“The real target is a Republican Congress that has opposed Obama on everything from background checks and immigration to taxes, education, spending and the budget. Nobody’s a more visible face of the opposition than Sen. Ted Cruz, tea party star and potential presidential candidate.

By coming to Texas, the president wants to frame the two poles of our broken policy debate this way: Obama’s White House (compromise) vs. Cruz-type Republicans (obstruction).”

I think this will backfire on Obama.


13 posted on 05/09/2013 9:05:53 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: F15Eagle

So do I! Poor aircraft. I even feel sorry for the CINC jacket that has to go on that ***chin’s shoulders.


14 posted on 05/09/2013 9:06:13 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: F15Eagle

Most liberal? It’s not Texas. I wish they’d build a 1-way elevated highway with no exits (but perhaps electric charging stations) from Austin to somewhere not in the state; maybe “nawlins”. Wall it in and wait till it’s empty.

And to a poster above about the president not understanding “get ‘er done”, he doesn’t understand a thing about Texas. Most people don’t - and I’m OK with that. Just wish the people coming here would realize they’re visitors and not Texans and if they want Texas to be more like home they should pack up and go the hell back where they came from.


15 posted on 05/09/2013 9:06:55 AM PDT by TheZMan (Buy more ammo.)
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To: MrB

Especially the liberals. They are truly, truly stupid.

After debating four about 8 weeks ago, I could have shown them a blue sky and if Obomba said it was pink-polka-dots with orange stripes they would have believed him, not me nor their own lying eyes (in their “informed” opinions).

A complete waste of time.

I believe we are in the early stages of the fulfillment of 2nd Thessalonians 2:11. It’s beyond logic.


16 posted on 05/09/2013 9:07:22 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Innovative

17 posted on 05/09/2013 9:12:25 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Keeper


18 posted on 05/09/2013 9:12:39 AM PDT by digger48
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To: Innovative
Obama is to jobs as Tonya Harding was to figure skating. And both surrounded themselves with creepy incompetent characters.
19 posted on 05/09/2013 9:13:21 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That is an awesome stat
The ONLY reason more people don’t carer is most people are getting obamastash
and don’t want it to end


20 posted on 05/09/2013 9:15:30 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: Innovative
“Texas is leading the nation in economic growth and job creation because of principled, conservative leaders who understand the keys to economic success are lower, flatter taxes, limited government and restrained spending,” [Cruz] added. “Texas has shown the country how it’s done, and we hope the President will take some of these lessons back to Washington to bring true economic recovery to our nation.”

This is Obama’s second visit to Texas in two weeks, Bloomberg reported. The Dallas Morning News speculated Thursday that part of the visit is to make Cruz the face of Republican obstruction.


Oh Barry, Barry, Barry, who advised you on this? You think taking on Cruz in his home state is a good idea for your neverending campaign? This has FAIL written all over it!
21 posted on 05/09/2013 9:19:08 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: F15Eagle

“I believe we are in the early stages of the fulfillment of 2nd Thessalonians 2:11. It’s beyond logic.”

Yes, and it bears repeating, in the context of the preceeding and the following verses.

“And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”
(2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 KJV)

Verse 12 is powerful...”That they all might be damned who believed not the truth...”

Discernment is key for us, that we might recognize what is truth and what is not. This forum is important in that we get truth that is missing from the media. The media is part of “That they all might be damned who believed not the truth” (or speak not the truth).


22 posted on 05/09/2013 9:19:53 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult; Gamecock; Larry Lucido

I think you mean Jeff Gillooly and (as I read) Shane Stant. Obama gave U.S. jobs a whack to the knee; but repeatedly.

Or perhaps I’m confusing it with Seinfeld’s “The Understudy”.

:0


23 posted on 05/09/2013 9:22:36 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

Yeah, they’re not just complicit, they are purposely working to deceive people.

I always wondered how the Antichrist (whomever he may be) will deceive so many millions of people. I no longer wonder; for it’s now proven that lies and damned lies (if I may quote Mark Twain) are very popular with some folks.


24 posted on 05/09/2013 9:26:09 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Innovative
The job growth in Texas is probably mostly due to the high oil prices.

Texas leads US in oil, gas production job growth

The claim that it's all due to low regs and taxes is misleading and a distraction from our bad trade policies.

25 posted on 05/09/2013 9:28:07 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Innovative

I wish Cruz would be on the tarmac with Perry when Dear Leader gets here. I hate the fact that Communist Obama is in my town today,,of course he has to try to brainwash more children.


26 posted on 05/09/2013 9:28:34 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: Innovative
Perhaps he will learn how to create' jobs 'from the folks who know how

If leftist extremists were capable of learning, they'd abandon leftist extremism PDQ.

27 posted on 05/09/2013 9:28:48 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: COBOL2Java

High oil prices also help.


28 posted on 05/09/2013 9:29:10 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: COBOL2Java

High oil prices also help.


29 posted on 05/09/2013 9:29:10 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN

Stuff it, you are full of yourself. Gun companies and tech companies aren’t moving their headquarters and jobs to texas because of your fantasies about oil prices.


30 posted on 05/09/2013 9:30:37 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: DannyTN

Whoa...California is a big oil producer too.


31 posted on 05/09/2013 9:31:29 AM PDT by csmusaret (America is more divided today , not because of the problems we face but because of Obama's solutions)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Barack Obama is the Reverend Jim Jones of American politics. No one believes a single word he says anymore except his fanatical, suicidal followers.


32 posted on 05/09/2013 9:32:29 AM PDT by csmusaret (America is more divided today , not because of the problems we face but because of Obama's solutions)
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To: austinaero

Each year the Tax Foundation publishes it’s “State Business Tax Climate Index” listing the best and worst states for business. Even though the 2013 edition was published this past October, I thought it would be interesting to list the top 10 (best) and the bottom 10 (worst) states and contrast it to the each states income tax structure and current unemployment rate. Table A lists the 10 best states and Table B contains the worst.

TABLE A-Top Ten (Most Business Friendly)

TABLE B-Bottom Ten (Least Business Friendly)

As you can see, only two of the top 10 states (Table A) tax the income of its residents. Although New Hampshire does tax dividends and interest above a certain threshold, it does not tax wages. States without an income tax hold a certain appeal to workers. Therefore, it may be argued that businesses would also find a sufficient labor pool in these states.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikepatton/2013/03/31/the-most-and-least-business-friendly-states/
The tables are at Forbes:


33 posted on 05/09/2013 9:34:14 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: TheZMan

My moms family are texans.. I’d live to be one.. There’s just not enough snow there.


34 posted on 05/09/2013 9:36:25 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: absolootezer0

To Danny in TN: il and gas once fueled much of the Texas budget. Yet in 2011, it only account for only 6.6% of the state’s tax revenue!

Thirty years ago, the production taxes paid by oil and gas operators amounted to about 24 percent of state tax collections.

A price crash in the early 1980s sent Texas into a deep recession and a downward fiscal spiral that forced state lawmakers in 1987 to enact sizable budget cuts and tax increases.

That same year, they also proposed creating an Economic Stabilization Fund — and voters later authorized it — to be filled mostly by excess oil and gas production taxes.

The original intent of that rainy day fund was to smooth out the effects of big fluctuations in the economy by socking away money from when times were good to spend when times were tough.

The reliance on oil and gas taxes for state operations has since diminished in large part because the economy is less tied to the industry.

Setting aside tax dollars in the rainy day fund also helped to wean the state off that money for ongoing expenses. Last year, those taxes accounted for just 6.6 percent of the $39 billion in tax collections.


35 posted on 05/09/2013 9:40:13 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: austinaero
I could only find a reference to one gun company moving to Texas. Though clearly Gov Perry has issued the invitation. And given that Texas may well be the most pro-gun state in the union, it would indeed make sense.

Still the gun industry dwarfs in comparison to the size of the oil industry.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/03/04/are-gun-companies-really-moving-to-texas/

36 posted on 05/09/2013 9:42:57 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: austinaero
I could only find a reference to one gun company moving to Texas. Though clearly Gov Perry has issued the invitation. And given that Texas may well be the most pro-gun state in the union, it would indeed make sense.

Still the gun industry dwarfs in comparison to the size of the oil industry.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/03/04/are-gun-companies-really-moving-to-texas/

37 posted on 05/09/2013 9:42:57 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: austinaero

And tech companies are probably coming from California which has run them off with excessive taxes and regs. I’m not saying there is not an argument for low taxes and regs relative other states.

I am saying that’s not the main cause of the nation’s unemployment problem. The nation’s unemployment problem is related to international trade and our failure to protect our market.


38 posted on 05/09/2013 9:53:05 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: MrB

You betcha!!! Benghazi Obama and his wife Michelle cannot stand America or Americans, any Americans!!! He and she are more in love with their idolized Muslim Brotherhood terrorists!!! Texans.....you should tell him to head back to Washington, DC!!! Today...sadly “Satan Obama” is roaming Texas!!!


39 posted on 05/09/2013 9:56:21 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Innovative

Austin roadways will be in gridlock during the tour especially that 4pm event.


40 posted on 05/09/2013 9:57:45 AM PDT by deport
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To: F15Eagle
Please tell me he actually knows ObaDepressionPhaseTwo is not really trying to fix jobs.

Did you not hear Cruz slice and dice Harry Reid by "commending" his "candor"?

Cruz is the master of ironic sarcasm. His comments are deft insults to Obama, which Obama well knows.

41 posted on 05/09/2013 10:02:33 AM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: Innovative

That’s going to leave a mark.


42 posted on 05/09/2013 10:04:13 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: M. Thatcher

No, didn’t hear that. Good.


43 posted on 05/09/2013 10:09:05 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: DannyTN
You are correct that gun companies would be a very small part of the growth in Texas. The oil patch would be large but that also dominoes over into other sectors. If you are interest in Texas business growth here are some links via google to look at. Take care.

Texas business growth

Here's an example of growth between 2002 - 2011 by sector.


44 posted on 05/09/2013 10:22:21 AM PDT by deport
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To: F15Eagle
Oh, are you in for a treat:

Cruz Strikes Back at Reid, Mockingly Commends ‘Demonstration of Civility’

45 posted on 05/09/2013 11:04:50 AM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: DannyTN
High oil prices also help

Are you a Texan?

Do you think it has everything to do with oil and nothing to do with a State Government that maintains a budget and is Pro business?

All States have their industry, but not all State Governments will keep their greasy hands off the majority of profit.

46 posted on 05/09/2013 12:22:22 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: KittenClaws
"Are you a Texan?"

No I grew up in Louisiana, also an oil state.

Do you think it has everything to do with oil and nothing to do with a State Government that maintains a budget and is Pro business?

Can you read? Did I say "Nothing to do" I said "more to do" with oil. Not all or nothing. Certainly low taxes and regs help. But oil is the main driver.

47 posted on 05/09/2013 12:29:20 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: KittenClaws
"Are you a Texan?"

No I grew up in Louisiana, also an oil state.

Do you think it has everything to do with oil and nothing to do with a State Government that maintains a budget and is Pro business?

Can you read? Did I say "Nothing to do" I said "more to do" with oil. Not all or nothing. Certainly low taxes and regs help. But oil is the main driver.

48 posted on 05/09/2013 12:29:20 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: deport

That’s chart is a little misleading in that’s its 10 years that ended in 2012. 38,000 oil jobs were added in Texas in the year 2012-2013. It’s not that the chart is wrong. It’s just not representative of where the growth is now.

And the health jobs are driven more by Federal spending and demographics than anything else.


49 posted on 05/09/2013 12:32:25 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN

2012........ Growth in most sectors is what is the driving force not just one sector. Growth in one sector benefits other sectors as well.

snip
Texas employers added 4,100 total nonfarm jobs in December for a total of 260,800 jobs added over the year. In December 2012, Texas employers reported 10,904,000 total nonfarm jobs.

Read more at the Hays Free Press http://haysfreepress.com/2013/01/30/2012-concludes-with-nearly-11-million-jobs-in-texas-texas-unemployment-rate-declines-for-fourth-consecutive-month/#ixzz2SpdsB5kE

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Texas employers continued to expand their payrolls in January with the addition of 10,400 total nonfarm jobs for a total of 310,900 jobs added over the year......

The Mining and Logging industry, which includes oil- and gas-related jobs, added 19,700 jobs from January 2012 to January 2013 for a 7.6 percent annual growth rate.

Read more at the Hays Free Press http://haysfreepress.com/2013/03/14/texas-adds-310900-jobs-over-the-year-10400-jobs-added-in-january/#ixzz2SpeWXO49


50 posted on 05/09/2013 1:12:09 PM PDT by deport
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