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Constitutionally Speaking
10-16-2010, 06:27 AM
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 214,000 net new jobs were created in the United States from August 2009 to August 2010. Texas created 119,000 jobs during the same period. If every state in the country had performed as well, we'd have created about 1.5 million jobs nationally during the past year, and maybe "stimulus" wouldn't be such a dirty word.

What does Austin know that Washington doesn't? At its simplest: Don't overtax and -spend, keep regulations to a minimum, avoid letting unions and trial lawyers run riot, and display an enormous neon sign saying, "Open for Business."

At bottom, the struggle between national Republicans and Democrats is over whether the country will adopt a version of the Texas model, or of the Michigan, New York, or California model. Will government allow the private sector to thrive, or stifle growth with its hyperactivity and favoritism for anti-business interests?

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2010/10/15/the_texas_model_107590.html

Kay
10-16-2010, 09:50 AM
http://www.smilieshq.com/smilies/sign0200.gif

namvet
10-16-2010, 10:50 AM
http://blogs.nationalgeographic.com/blogs/news/chiefeditor/White-House-Barack-Obama-and-Map-Cabinet-picture-001.jpg

texas ???.........

m00
10-16-2010, 10:53 AM
It's more than that. Austin has an extremely strong tech sector, a lot of software studios are moving to there from California. It has a huge game industry presence. It's not *just* the favorable business attitude, it's also a fairly low cost of living and a much more convenient place to be.

Wei Wu Wei
10-16-2010, 11:58 AM
It's more than that. Austin has an extremely strong tech sector, a lot of software studios are moving to there from California. It has a huge game industry presence. It's not *just* the favorable business attitude, it's also a fairly low cost of living and a much more convenient place to be.

Oh yes. Having Dell stationed here makes a BIG difference.

Wei Wu Wei
10-16-2010, 12:00 PM
Stimulus still isn't a dirty word. I'm living here in Austin, TX and let me tell you the entire fucking city is undergoing construction right now, including the street in front of my home. There are construction projects all over and lots of employed workers, and these projects were funded by the Stimulus act.

Zeus
10-16-2010, 12:18 PM
Stimulus still isn't a dirty word. I'm living here in Austin, TX and let me tell you the entire fucking city is undergoing construction right now, including the street in front of my home. There are construction projects all over and lots of employed workers, and these projects were funded by the Stimulus act.

I ghotta call BS on that. Austin been under construction rather steady for the last 2 decades. The roads especialy been a clusterf(*&k of work. Building construction almost as bad.

Texas refused the stimulus money because it had too many strings attached.

Kay
10-16-2010, 12:28 PM
Stimulus still isn't a dirty word. I'm living here in Austin, TX and let me tell you the entire fucking city is undergoing construction right now, including the street in front of my home. There are construction projects all over and lots of employed workers, and these projects were funded by the Stimulus act.

Now w.w.w......that is bullshit. I was born in Austin 50 years ago and lived there off and on over all those years. Austin has been 'under construction' for its entire existence. The construction has been going on there for decades. I used to work for TxDot and all those construction projects going on are years in the making. That is precisely why the city is under perpetual construction, because it was originally a small town that was never laid out for the amount of growth (such as DFW was). About the time they finally get one project approved and "shovel ready" with work actually happening on the ground, it is already insufficient to keep up with the exploding growth. So they are perpetually expanding and constructing.

Wee, I assure you there is not one street project happening in Austin right now that was created by the Obamination's stimulus fiasco. Those would be still in the planning stages on the drafting table. Not to say some won't be funded with stimulus dollars eventually, but those projects you see now were already funded before the stimulus.

Kay
10-16-2010, 12:31 PM
Texas refused the stimulus money because it had too many strings attached.

Oh yeah....I forgot to mention that too.
We said no thank you to the stimulus money.

3rd-try
10-16-2010, 12:55 PM
Originally Posted by Zeus
Texas refused the stimulus money because it had too many strings attached.

Never let facts get in the way....

Rockntractor
10-16-2010, 01:11 PM
Wei We...... crickets........ Wei Wei................crickets......

Wei Wu Wei
10-16-2010, 02:13 PM
I ghotta call BS on that. Austin been under construction rather steady for the last 2 decades. The roads especialy been a clusterf(*&k of work. Building construction almost as bad.

Texas refused the stimulus money because it had too many strings attached.

You know those signs that Republicans wanted to do away with because they cost so much?

The signs that inform people which projects were funded by the stimulus package?

I see these signs all around these construction projects.

Yes there was steady construction before, but there seems to have been an increase, at least in the areas that I live and commute, and they are clearly marked with "this project was funded by the whatever act" signs.

Wei Wu Wei
10-16-2010, 02:16 PM
Crickets? Facts? :rolleyes:

http://www.recovery.gov/Transparency/info/Documents/certification_tx.pdf

This is the letter Rick Perry signed ACCEPTING the money. Read it yourself.

That's the official certification documents of stimulus money that went to Texas.

http://www.recovery.gov/Transparency/RecipientReportedData/Pages/statesummary.aspx?StateCode=TX



Recipient Reported Funding
Award Type Number of
Awards Amount
(Feb 17, 2009 - Jun 30, 2010)
Contracts: 1,897 $1,652,246,250
Grants: 10,491 $12,491,272,956
Loans: 33 $157,946,039

Total:
12,421 $14,301,465,245

Total Funds Awarded:
$14,263,292,340

Total Funds Received:
$4,615,074,964


Yes.....please...tell me more....

tell me more...about facts...

Wei Wu Wei
10-16-2010, 02:18 PM
Top Recipients Amount
(Feb 17, 2009 - Jun 30, 2010)
TRANSPORTATION, TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF $1,981,568,487
GOVERNOR, TEXAS OFFICE OF THE $991,452,920
SUMMIT TEXAS CLEAN ENERGY, LLC $350,000,000
EDUCATION AGENCY, TEXAS $325,032,805
CENTERPOINT ENERGY HOUSTON ELECTRIC, LLC $200,000,000


Top Infrastructure Recipients Infrastructure Amount
(Feb 17, 2009 - Jun 30, 2010)
TRANSPORTATION, TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF $708,863,851
DALLAS AREA RAPID TRANSIT $139,797,544
WATER DEVELOPMENT BOARD, TEXAS $58,785,645
CENTERPOINT ENERGY HOUSTON ELECTRIC, LLC $33,063,874
GOVERNOR, TEXAS OFFICE OF THE $20,710,287


Recipient Reported Jobs
Award Type Recipient Reported Jobs
(Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2010)
Contracts: 2,476
Grants: 45,528
Loans: 9

Total:
48,014

Top Zip Codes Recipient Reported Jobs
(Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2010)
78701 32,181.7
78752 2,785
78711 943.6
78756 839.6
77002 422.4
View All Zip Codes
Updated: 09/21/2010
Source As Reported by Recipients

Top Congressional Districts Recipient Reported Jobs
(Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2010)
21st congressional district 31,997.7
10th congressional district 3,821.1
25th congressional district 2,038.7
18th congressional district 861.6
20th congressional district 686.7

Wei Wu Wei
10-16-2010, 02:20 PM
Oh yeah....I forgot to mention that too.
We said no thank you to the stimulus money.

http://i56.tinypic.com/2aj3uch.jpg

Wei Wu Wei
10-16-2010, 06:39 PM
....crickets....

NJCardFan
10-16-2010, 06:55 PM
Is there any particular reason why Wee Wee feels the need to post 4 times, in succession, in the same thread 7 minutes apart?

Constitutionally Speaking
10-16-2010, 09:16 PM
Stimulus still isn't a dirty word. I'm living here in Austin, TX and let me tell you the entire fucking city is undergoing construction right now, including the street in front of my home. There are construction projects all over and lots of employed workers, and these projects were funded by the Stimulus act.


Being fairly well connected with my local government, I know for a FACT that many of those projects that got Obama's fancy little signs were already scheduled and budgeted for LONG before Zero was even elected.

Wei Wu Wei
10-17-2010, 02:19 PM
Being fairly well connected with my local government, I know for a FACT that many of those projects that got Obama's fancy little signs were already scheduled and budgeted for LONG before Zero was even elected.

Sorry I'm a bit confused. Pardon my ignorance, but don't you live in Michigan? How do your local connections inform you about what's going on in a Texas city?



also lmao at this:


Wei We...... crickets........ Wei Wei................crickets......

lol

Constitutionally Speaking
10-17-2010, 07:26 PM
Yes I do live in Michigan. I'm just saying that those little Obama signs are simply false advertising (and expensive ads at that).

You had mentioned that there was a lot of construction - and I simply made the observation that construction alone -and even that construction with the Obama signs - is not an indicator that it actually is a real stimulus project.

AmPat
10-17-2010, 09:56 PM
[QUOTE=namvet;324628]http://blogs.nationalgeographic.com/blogs/news/chiefeditor/White-House-Barack-Obama-and-Map-Cabinet-picture-001.jpg
Aww,,,,,,Home sweet Kenya!.........QUOTE]
If we could only see the tears in his eyes.

lacarnut
10-17-2010, 11:28 PM
Never let facts get in the way....

Like most liberal, WEE WEE is a lying sack of shit. Next flagrant lie should cause his ass to get banned.