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All Hat, No Cattle: Obama in Texas

Posted by on May. 9, 2013 at 7:44 PM
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Cruz on Obama’s Texas visit: ‘Perhaps he will learn how to create’ jobs ‘from the folks who know how’

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz welcomed President Obama to 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.”

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.

“What Obama wants to do is come into Texas and say, look at how great everything is and to take credit for something that really isn’t his. And without saying it, he’s saying you’ve got this Sen. Ted Cruz who wants to be the fly in the ointment. Tell him to fall in line,” The Morning News quoted Bob Vander Plaats, president of the The Family Leader.

Cruz further highlighted the fact that his state “continues to outperform the nation in terms of economic growth and job creation,” noting Texas’ 6.4 percent unemployment rate in comparison to the national 7.6 percent average and the fact that eight of the 15 fastest-growing cities from 2010 to 2011 are in Texas. 

“[A]s states with high spending and high taxes are losing jobs, Texas is gaining them. In fact, between 2006 and 2012, Texas gained one million jobs, while California lost 359,000 jobs,” Cruz said. “Additionally, Texas continues to receive national accolades for its robust business climate, most recently in a report released this week by Chief Executive Magazine, naming Texas the best state for business for the ninth consecutive year.”

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SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on May. 9, 2013 at 7:48 PM
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OMG! Obama looks like George W. Bush. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh........

He really DID inherit everything from him. Even that hat.

The hat actually looks good on him. Maybe he can also adopt the free market principles of the Republic of Texas.

mama2beautiesnb
by Member on May. 10, 2013 at 8:05 AM
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Ew.... i hate fake ppl and nothing looks more fake than that pic. Ur there on business, not for a costume party. No wonder my state cant stand him. Ugh
rccmom
by Gold Member on May. 10, 2013 at 8:16 AM
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Cute picture! As for jobs in TX though. There are a lot of reasons they are there, and most of them are minimum wage. 

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on May. 10, 2013 at 8:40 AM

BS. In NO state are most of the jobs minimum wage.

Would Obama be interested in Texas' jobs creation if it were only  minimum wage jobs?

Please. You don't think well of the president and his judgment, do you? He thinks TX is doing really well. Why don't you?? That would mean you are fighting Obama


Quoting rccmom:

Cute picture! As for jobs in TX though. There are a lot of reasons they are there, and most of them are minimum wage. 



Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on May. 10, 2013 at 10:29 AM
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Here I thought he looked like a moron riding a bike...............

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on May. 10, 2013 at 10:31 AM
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Shit she has a shrine to him.

Although his judgement probably has little to do with it.

Quoting SallyMJ:

BS. In NO state are most of the jobs minimum wage.

Would Obama be interested in Texas' jobs creation if it were only  minimum wage jobs?

Please. You don't think well of the president and his judgment, do you? He thinks TX is doing really well. Why don't you?? That would mean you are fighting Obama

 

Quoting rccmom:

Cute picture! As for jobs in TX though. There are a lot of reasons they are there, and most of them are minimum wage. 

 

 


 

rccmom
by Gold Member on May. 10, 2013 at 10:42 AM


Obama is doing it for the photo op and political ramifications. That is what politicians do. I'm back in TX right now for my daughter's graduation, so let me make this quick. A lot of jobs in TX are because of the oil. In San Antonio where I lived, we lost major businesses because the area did not have a well enough educated base. When companies do move in, tthey usually bring in outside talent and use the TX workers for their lower paying, less educated jobs. We also lost AT&T I think that was the one, because of our lack of infrastructure, in particular, our airport was not sufficient for them. TX has one of the lowest high school graduation rates, highest children without medical, highest pollution for vehicles, low community support, and some of the lowest wages and least compensated workers. 

Anyway, super psyched my daughter is graduating today! 

Quoting SallyMJ:

BS. In NO state are most of the jobs minimum wage.

Would Obama be interested in Texas' jobs creation if it were only  minimum wage jobs?

Please. You don't think well of the president and his judgment, do you? He thinks TX is doing really well. Why don't you?? That would mean you are fighting Obama


Quoting rccmom:

Cute picture! As for jobs in TX though. There are a lot of reasons they are there, and most of them are minimum wage. 





JakeandEmmasMom
by Gold Member on May. 10, 2013 at 11:32 AM
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 Congratulations to your daughter!!

Quoting rccmom:

 

Obama is doing it for the photo op and political ramifications. That is what politicians do. I'm back in TX right now for my daughter's graduation, so let me make this quick. A lot of jobs in TX are because of the oil. In San Antonio where I lived, we lost major businesses because the area did not have a well enough educated base. When companies do move in, tthey usually bring in outside talent and use the TX workers for their lower paying, less educated jobs. We also lost AT&T I think that was the one, because of our lack of infrastructure, in particular, our airport was not sufficient for them. TX has one of the lowest high school graduation rates, highest children without medical, highest pollution for vehicles, low community support, and some of the lowest wages and least compensated workers. 

Anyway, super psyched my daughter is graduating today! 

Quoting SallyMJ:

BS. In NO state are most of the jobs minimum wage.

Would Obama be interested in Texas' jobs creation if it were only  minimum wage jobs?

Please. You don't think well of the president and his judgment, do you? He thinks TX is doing really well. Why don't you?? That would mean you are fighting Obama

 

Quoting rccmom:

Cute picture! As for jobs in TX though. There are a lot of reasons they are there, and most of them are minimum wage. 

 

 

 

 

 

jcrew6
by Jenney on May. 10, 2013 at 11:41 AM
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Obama is traveling around America on PR stunts, not leading a damn thing.  Voting present is what he does best.  Well that and smile for the camera.  

jcrew6
by Jenney on May. 10, 2013 at 11:45 AM


Texas is not far off the median income of the nation. But lower in cost of living, housing, etc. compared to the nation as a whole.  Where are you getting your data? 

Quoting rccmom:

Cute picture! As for jobs in TX though. There are a lot of reasons they are there, and most of them are minimum wage. 



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