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Texas Business Groups Ally to Counter Tea Party Influence in GOP Primaries
The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 4, 2014 | Christy Hoppe

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 we’ve 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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2014issues; 2014miderms; amnesty; amnestypimps; cronycapitalism; cronyism; gopestablishment; gopprimaries; gopprimary; karlrove; spending; teaparty; texas
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The increase in the rate of spending in Texas for the past two decades has been more than double the combined increase in population and inflation. (Source). If total state and local debt are combined, Texas ranks number 5 following NY, CA, IL and PA. (Source) Texas fiscal health is not as good as generally perceived and the trends are not good.
1 posted on 01/05/2014 5:55:30 PM PST by JeepersFreepers
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To: JeepersFreepers

Corporatists going all out it seems.


2 posted on 01/05/2014 6:00:43 PM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: JeepersFreepers

And what’s the bet that union money is behind some of this as well. We’re onto you Karl Rove!


3 posted on 01/05/2014 6:01:19 PM PST by Viennacon (Right vs. Left...... is Right vs. Wrong!)
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To: JeepersFreepers
Crony capitalism on steroids.
We "got ours," so screw small business and blue-collar America.

4 posted on 01/05/2014 6:01:57 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: JeepersFreepers

They ain’t republicans

But they’z queers....


5 posted on 01/05/2014 6:03:56 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: JeepersFreepers

Waco enablers


6 posted on 01/05/2014 6:04:20 PM PST by bakeneko
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To: JeepersFreepers

corporations want bigger govt and higher taxes??

yea, that makes sense


7 posted on 01/05/2014 6:07:33 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Menehune56

What a shame. It’s all about the $$$$.

We’ve lost our republic.


8 posted on 01/05/2014 6:07:43 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: JeepersFreepers

Look at the economic development fund. Every state has one and every one gives taxpayer money to private business.


9 posted on 01/05/2014 6:07:48 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: JeepersFreepers

snip

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.

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They can be player statewide with money in many races involving the Texas Legislature.


10 posted on 01/05/2014 6:08:23 PM PST by deport
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


11 posted on 01/05/2014 6:09:05 PM PST by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: JeepersFreepers

Good article, all around. Thanks. Watching the establishment’s sting at being nailed as establishment is satisfying.


12 posted on 01/05/2014 6:09:32 PM PST by txhurl
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To: GeronL

Ping.


13 posted on 01/05/2014 6:11:56 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: SatinDoll

cheap illegal alien labor

***********

Illegal alien doesn’t necessarily mean cheap.


14 posted on 01/05/2014 6:12:42 PM PST by deport
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To: txhurl

Wanna bet that Rove has his paws in there somewhere?


15 posted on 01/05/2014 6:12:42 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: JeepersFreepers; BlackElk

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.


16 posted on 01/05/2014 6:14:28 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: cripplecreek

Yes, so very true.


17 posted on 01/05/2014 6:18:08 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Army Air Corps

You betcha. Taste the panic.

But mostly I smell Cornyn sweat.


18 posted on 01/05/2014 6:18:44 PM PST by txhurl
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To: SatinDoll
"I’ve read elsewhere that the economy in Texas is based on cheap illegal alien labor, both in the agriculture and construction sectors."

Unlike Iowa, California, New York, Florida, Washington, Illinois, Maine, Connecticut....

19 posted on 01/05/2014 6:18:55 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: JeepersFreepers; All

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


20 posted on 01/05/2014 6:26:06 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: cripplecreek
Look at the economic development fund. Every state has one and every one gives taxpayer money to private business.

Yep, it's cronyism on steroids.

21 posted on 01/05/2014 6:27:35 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Viennacon

And what’s the bet that union money is behind some of this as well. We’re 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.


22 posted on 01/05/2014 6:27:48 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: Army Air Corps
Wanna bet that Rove has his paws in there somewhere?

Count on it.

23 posted on 01/05/2014 6:28:51 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: JeepersFreepers

They are coming for us. They are our biggest enemy. Well ya know what? It ain’t gonna work.


24 posted on 01/05/2014 6:30:15 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh, I see; Texas isn’t any different than Democrat dominated states!


25 posted on 01/05/2014 6:31:18 PM PST by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: JeepersFreepers

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.


26 posted on 01/05/2014 6:31:46 PM PST by Deagle (ues)
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To: servantboy777

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.


27 posted on 01/05/2014 6:32:09 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: JeepersFreepers

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.


28 posted on 01/05/2014 6:34:23 PM PST by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing Corksucker.)
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To: TADSLOS

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.


29 posted on 01/05/2014 6:34:45 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Privatize the profits, socialize the costs.


30 posted on 01/05/2014 6:36:38 PM PST by txhurl
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To: SatinDoll

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?


31 posted on 01/05/2014 6:38:49 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: sten
corporations want bigger govt and higher taxes??

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.

32 posted on 01/05/2014 6:44:18 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: JeepersFreepers
“They want people who will vote for cronyism and corporate welfare."

Yep. That about sizes it up. Both parties the same there.

33 posted on 01/05/2014 6:50:03 PM PST by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: cripplecreek
Two different funds- TEF and TETF, that Perry pushed and was funded for. Both riddled with examples of corporate crony payouts for jobs that never quite materialized to the numbers promised. Also, the state's wind farms debacle largely funded via the TETF.

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.

34 posted on 01/05/2014 6:50:40 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: RitaOK

I cannot see Texas imploding. There are to many attitudes here who care.


35 posted on 01/05/2014 6:52:50 PM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We do not have to rely on illegal aliens for our food or housing.

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.

36 posted on 01/05/2014 6:54:43 PM PST by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: TADSLOS

The irony and duplicity runs deep.


Painfully deep.


37 posted on 01/05/2014 6:55:42 PM PST by txhurl
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To: cripplecreek

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.


38 posted on 01/05/2014 6:56:30 PM PST by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: SatinDoll

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?


39 posted on 01/05/2014 7:01:29 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: txhurl

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...

http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/tag/texans-for-a-conservative-majority/


40 posted on 01/05/2014 7:02:37 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: JeepersFreepers

IOW, get the conservatives fighting each other so the rats can take over. Got’cha.


41 posted on 01/05/2014 7:07:06 PM PST by bgill
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To: Jane Long

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.


42 posted on 01/05/2014 7:14:07 PM PST by txhurl
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To: RitaOK

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...


43 posted on 01/05/2014 7:23:10 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: txhurl
This extreme flak from the target tells us they expect to lose.

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.

44 posted on 01/05/2014 7:23:45 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: stevie_d_64

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.


45 posted on 01/05/2014 7:25:12 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


46 posted on 01/05/2014 7:35:05 PM PST by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: JeepersFreepers; Foundahardheadedwoman; All

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 y’all 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.”


47 posted on 01/05/2014 8:42:32 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: SatinDoll

My community, Longview WA, has 30% unemployment.


Where are you pulling that number from. It damn sure doesn’t agree with the following.

http://www.bls.gov/eag/eag.wa_longview_msa.htm

http://www.deptofnumbers.com/unemployment/washington/longview/
Longview, WA 9.8%


48 posted on 01/06/2014 5:18:59 AM PST by deport
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To: KarlInOhio

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


49 posted on 01/06/2014 6:17:07 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: MaxMax

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.


50 posted on 01/06/2014 8:57:55 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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