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Blow: Texas Conquers America, Predicts Time Magazine
Dallas News ^ | 26 October 2013 | Steve Blow

Posted on 10/27/2013 11:27:58 AM PDT by nickcarraway

A shape of things to come? A Time cover story seems to think so, with the Lone Star State serving as a model for the future of the U.S.

Yikes. They have seen the future, and it is us.

Texas, I mean.

The cover of last week’s Time magazine has all the states rearranged into the shape of Texas. “The United States of Texas,” it says. “Why the Lone Star State is America’s future.”

That’s flattering, but hold on a minute. Do we really want a bunch of imitators out there? Don’t mess with Iowa?

Frankly, I’m not sure what to make of the article. It starts with a cliché. “They say the Lone Star State has four seasons: drought, flood, blizzard and twister.” And then it meanders like the Guadalupe.

It was written by a professor of economics at George Mason University, Tyler Cowen, who identifies himself as a libertarian. So perhaps there’s some wishful thinking when he says the whole country will follow the Texas model of low taxes, low services and low regulation. A few tidbits are surprising, even to those of us who have never lived anywhere else. We think of Texas as a low-wage state. But it says Texans enjoy the third-highest average income in the country — when you adjust for taxes and the cost of living. (Behind Virginia and Washington state.)

So bang for the buck is a big reason people come. Time says $300,000 will buy you a 210-square-foot apartment in San Francisco or a 3,000-square-foot, four-bedroom, three-bath house in Austin.

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1 posted on 10/27/2013 11:27:58 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Austin is a liberal bastion but the rest of Texas is ok


3 posted on 10/27/2013 11:36:26 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Houston and San Antonio are also becoming lib-dem hellholes.


4 posted on 10/27/2013 11:39:13 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

To be fair the lib California transplants to Texas were first transplants to California. California was the state of Reagan. ..The left are like locus..they move in to a fertile and prosperous area stripped bare and move on


5 posted on 10/27/2013 11:40:02 AM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: yldstrk

Don’t forget the Rio Grande area—lot of blue voters down there.


6 posted on 10/27/2013 11:44:16 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: tophat9000

I wish there were a like button for your comment.


7 posted on 10/27/2013 11:45:25 AM PDT by rbbeachkid (Get out of its way and small business can fix the economy.)
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To: nickcarraway

Steve Blow blows


8 posted on 10/27/2013 11:46:05 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: carriage_hill

Houston and San Antonio are also becoming lib-dem hellholes.

Sorry to hear this. I lived in Houston many moons ago. I was a midwest transplant and could relate to their values, lots of jobs, too!

RIP Bum Phillips.


9 posted on 10/27/2013 11:50:54 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: nickcarraway

Texas Conquers America and predicts Time magazine?


10 posted on 10/27/2013 11:51:00 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (Seen any scandal headlines lately?)
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To: Mears

bfl


11 posted on 10/27/2013 11:51:58 AM PDT by Mears (Liberalism is the art of being easily offended.)
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To: nickcarraway
That’s flattering, but hold on a minute. Do we really want a bunch of imitators out there? Don’t mess with Iowa?


12 posted on 10/27/2013 11:52:01 AM PDT by x
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To: tophat9000

“To be fair the lib California transplants to Texas were first transplants to California. California was the state of Reagan. ..The left are like locus..they move in to a fertile and prosperous area stripped bare and move on”

Worth repeating.


13 posted on 10/27/2013 11:53:39 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: basil

Dallas County is pretty much all illegals and welfare moochers. DISD just recently announced that ALL students will receive free lunch.


14 posted on 10/27/2013 11:54:41 AM PDT by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: gop4lyf

Geeze—hasn’t anyone told the head of the school board that there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch?


15 posted on 10/27/2013 12:03:12 PM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: nickcarraway

Do they have a graphic where all the states are shaped like China? Or one where they’re all shaped like Zimbabwe? Because those are the most likely scenarios.


16 posted on 10/27/2013 12:11:03 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: nickcarraway

Time Magazine wants Liberals to invade Texas... to make it like California!!


17 posted on 10/27/2013 12:12:45 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul or Sara/Nikki in 2016)
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Time Magazine wants Liberals to invade Texas... to make it like California!!

Texas should pass a law requiring all households to have at least one firearm. You would hear heads exploding from thousands of miles away.
18 posted on 10/27/2013 12:18:49 PM PDT by fr_freak
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19 posted on 10/27/2013 12:20:31 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: gop4lyf

The issue is not really states, per se, but between large cities and the rest of the country.


20 posted on 10/27/2013 12:20:43 PM PDT by expat2
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