Skip to comments.Texas Business Groups Ally to Counter Tea Party Influence in GOP Primaries
Posted on 01/05/2014 5:55:30 PM PST by JeepersFreepers
Some of Texas biggest business trade groups are moving to counter tea party and anti-government forces that have dominated recent Republican primaries.
The movement mirrors the schism happening nationally between hard right and establishment Republicans. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently pledged $50 million to back pro-business Republicans in U.S. Senate primaries and fight tea party insurgents.
Michael Quinn Sullivan, president of the fiscal-hawk group Empower Texans said the Texas Future Business Alliance is nothing but a group of big-money interests wanting taxpayer dollars to flow into their pockets. This is what weve come to expect coming out of the Washington, anti-Ted Cruz movement, Sullivan said. They want people who will vote for cronyism and corporate welfare.
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Corporatists going all out it seems.
And what’s the bet that union money is behind some of this as well. We’re onto you Karl Rove!
They ain’t republicans
But they’z queers....
corporations want bigger govt and higher taxes??
yea, that makes sense
What a shame. It’s all about the $$$$.
We’ve lost our republic.
Look at the economic development fund. Every state has one and every one gives taxpayer money to private business.
The Texas Future Business Alliance a mix of 10 major business groups,
including the chemical industry, bankers, builders and contractors is
sending out mailers and providing other support on behalf of GOP candidates
who have supported water infrastructure development, highway construction
and education spending.
They can be player statewide with money in many races involving the Texas Legislature.
Looks like you haven’t been told the truth about the economy in Texas.
I’ve read elsewhere that the economy in Texas is based on cheap illegal alien labor, both in the agriculture and construction sectors.
Good article, all around. Thanks. Watching the establishment’s sting at being nailed as establishment is satisfying.
cheap illegal alien labor
Illegal alien doesn’t necessarily mean cheap.
Wanna bet that Rove has his paws in there somewhere?
Turning red states blue is suicide, but the corporates who benefited from American capitalism have turned the corner on America’s economic health and even on her best interests, partnered with and sometime sold out to globalists, until who hasn’t thrown in with the globalists is an ever shrinking number.
Conservative big pockets are about to get picked, bought and sold, until this Republic folds up and cooperates. When Texas implodes, I wonder what’s left short of,......you-know-what.
Before long we may be down to Smith & Wesson, Duck Dynasty markets, and chicfilet franchises.
Yes, so very true.
You betcha. Taste the panic.
But mostly I smell Cornyn sweat.
Unlike Iowa, California, New York, Florida, Washington, Illinois, Maine, Connecticut....
All the Business Socialists and Free Trader Communists know the Tea Party can end their taxpayer funded schemes
Sad that most of the wealthy and corporates are the biggest Socialists around
Yep, it's cronyism on steroids.
And whats the bet that union money is behind some of this as well. Were onto you Karl Rove!
Yep...unions are active in the Amnesty push...and have worked with multi nat corps for years on issues like Free Trade and Socialized Medicine.
Count on it.
They are coming for us. They are our biggest enemy. Well ya know what? It ain’t gonna work.
Oh, I see; Texas isn’t any different than Democrat dominated states!
Well, it is only a Democracy - or Republic as it really is when both the people and the business institutions are working together. When business and government get into business together, well - maybe the end is near.
Of course if most of the people rise up in disagreement against both business and government, well, revolution is possible.
Sadly, I think you are correct. I will fight. We will get a victory here and there. But no one is on our side. Our Republic is dead.
We lowered their taxes and suddenly big governement is more of a scource of income then a tax burden. It didn’t work out the way we thought it would.
I can’t remember what its called in Texas but if I recall its acronym was “TEC”. Lots of money and tax breaks in return for promises of jobs to be created followed by lots of broken promises.
Its the same with the MEDC here in Michigan.
Privatize the profits, socialize the costs.
Florida is Democrat dominated? I was just saying that ALL 57 states rely on illegal aliens in agriculture and construction. You live in the USA, don’t you?
yea, that makes sense
It makes sense if it is higher taxes on others and bigger government to crush competition and provide big government contracts. Would Wal-Mart use government to crush the dollar stores nibbling on their lower end? Yes, in an Arkansas second. And if you have to pay more taxes so they can get higher profits... well that's just a tiny price for you to pay.
Yep. That about sizes it up. Both parties the same there.
Now the Texas Future Business Alliance- Many of the same players who feed from the TEF and TETF trough are pushing back against the Tea Party, who Perry wrapped his arms around to build his image as a presidential candidate.
The irony and duplicity runs deep.
I cannot see Texas imploding. There are to many attitudes here who care.
My community, Longview WA, has 30% unemployment. So much money is being taken out of the economy by taxes and fees, businesses cannot afford to hire people.
Yet I've spoken with City employees working in the local parks, and they can't speak English, only Spanish. What does that tell you?
If you haven't guessed, the Longview City Council and the Cowlitz County Commissioners are Democrats.
The irony and duplicity runs deep.
Not voluntarily they don’t.
And most “economic development” projects are pork that goes to build boondoggles that can’t be maintained and add no long term ‘economic development’ (except to the few who got the contracts).
Just look at every po-dunk town that has a ‘convention center’, which sits idle most of the year (how many conventions are going to go to small towns with attractions other than the convention center itself?) In addition they are usually ugly, poorly built and expensive to maintain.
Do you ever eat Kraft, Tyson, Pilgim’s Pride, IBP, Nabisco, or a thousand other brands of food products? If so, you “rely” on illegal aliens. And you’re telling me that illegals aren’t involved in the construction trades there?
Speaking of panic and Cornyn’s sweat. I’ve noticed a group placing non-stop anti-Stockman ads on Breitbart. The group paying for the ads is a SuperPAC with ties to Cornball. Their name is Texans for a Conservative Majority...but, they’re anything but. Here’s a link to a story about what they’re doing on behalf of Cornyn, against Stockman...
IOW, get the conservatives fighting each other so the rats can take over. Got’cha.
It doesn’t really matter. As long as the RATS don’t lend the GOPe their vote fraud machine - a distinct possibility - Cornyn can expect the same results as Dewhurst.
This extreme flak from the target tells us they expect to lose.
If Texas turns blue...You will never see another conservative in the White House ever again...The electoral math supports that without any doubt...
Thats why the liberals are going for broke to do that very thing...
And “you-know-what” will become a pipe dream without a pipe, much less a dream...
That's what I'm hoping. Cornyn is pathetically desperate.
Aren't the primaries just 8 weeks away? I'd like to see more Stockman...or any of Cornyn's challengers...ads, signs, etc.
Every youtube vid I watch starts of with a *Texas Battleground* faux news report ad. It proclaims that Texas is turning blue. They’re spending quite a bit on those youtube ads, I’d suppose.
No, I don’t eat crap.
Probably illegals are used here in construction. Paying a decent, living wage to real Americans isn’t popular, not when one can get away with paying less.
HEY! AUSTIN MAFIA! YEAH, YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Impeach Obama in 2014. Period.
The US House of Representatives is analogous to a Police Force - - - their main job of Check and Balance is to arrest the perp by Impeaching the perp.
The US Senate is analogous to a Jury of Peers who have the power to throw the Impeached perp off of the taxpayer gravy train, take away his residence, ban him from building a Library paid for by us, and ban him from using his personal Corporate Jet, Air Force One.
Most RINO Americans want to wait, Wait, WAIT! until they control the House, the Senate and the White House.
To those weak-kneeded summer soldier patriots I say Enjoy the Obamanation that you have tolerated since January, 2009.
In similar manner, we Summer Soldier Conservatives continue to tolerate a wimpy, hand-wringing, sobbing, crybaby Speaker of the House Boehner as our sorry chief policeman.
Oh, if only my best friends across the aisle would just play nicey nice - - - is the perfect quote that fire-in-the-belly Socialist-Democrats love to hear from their doormat, cowardly, Obamacrat RINOs.
Yes indeed, as long as we WAIT for things to be PERFECT we will never attack those whose goal is to destroy the US Constitution.
Suck it up you sorry House RINOs, and replace John Benghazi Coverup Boehner with SC Rep Trey Gowdey, or SC Rep Joe Wilson.
Without a fire-in-the-belly Republican Speaker of the House, Obamacrat RINOs will continue to cave in to their best friends across the aisle, to the unbridled glee of every Democrat voter in America!
House RINOs: Pretend that you are paid by taxpayers to fight to enforce the US Constitution.
Fight or go home, House RINOs.
FIGHT or we will send you home!
Impeach Obama in 2014. Period.
The RINO Establishment has been, is now, and forever will be a spineless relic that is incapable of protecting the US Constitution.
Commie Obama came in 1-2009, and by 12-24-2009 he had Nationalized one sixth of the US Economy.
Now, four YEARS later, loyal RINO Establishment stalwarts estimate that it will take a generation (20-25 years) to undo what Commie Obama did in eleven MONTHS.
What does it take for the Loyalist RINOs to draw a line in the sand?
As for concern about loss of political capital and other Leftstream Media manipulating tactics, when in the next 20 to 25 years would be a good time for yall to consider to begin to commence thinking about draining the swamp full of Leftstream Media alligators?
There are more of us than there are of them, so grow a pair and FIGHT the Left Stream Media!
Remember this: Commie Obama is counting on never being held accountable for his violations of the US Constitution.
BTW, Boehner and McConnell have done their best to not hold Commie Obama accountable for 4 years.
Thus, support for the RINO Establishment is to continue to endorse the Boehner-McConnell protection from accountability plan for Commie Obama.
REMEMBER, AUSTIN MAFIA: Hitler also was elected by “The People.”
My community, Longview WA, has 30% unemployment.
Where are you pulling that number from. It damn sure doesn’t agree with the following.
Longview, WA 9.8%
oh sure, if big govt is being used to attack your enemies, then it makes sense they’d be for it. of course at that point it’s no different then the banana republics of south America and Africa
I certainly agree with you for the time being, but then I look at the license plates and UHauls tracking up and down these interstates, and like Redford in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”, I find myself asking, “Who ARE these guys?”.
What are they doing here? I begin to wonder what the heck is unfolding for Texas and Oklahoma.