Class Warfare Blog

November 21, 2016

Them Damned Liberals, Uh . . .

Filed under: Culture,Politics — Steve Ruis @ 2:44 pm
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We should have elected ex-Governor of Texas Rick Perry on the basis of the Texas Miracle alone, it being the way the state of Texas sailed through our weak economic times on a wave of conservative values and economics.

Even Dallas, uh … oh, wait … according to DealBook “Dallas has the fastest economic growth of the nation’s 13 largest cities. Its streets hum with supersize cars and its skyline bristles with cranes. Its mayor is a former chief executive of Pizza Hut. Hundreds of multinational corporations have chosen Dallas for their headquarters, most recently Jacobs Engineering, which is moving to low-tax Texas from pricey Pasadena, Calif.

But under its glittering surface, Dallas has a problem that could bring it to its knees, and that could be an early test of America’s postelection commitment to safe streets and tax relief: The city’s pension fund for its police officers and firefighters is near collapse and seeking an immense bailout.

Dallas’s mayor, Michael S. Rawlings, testifying this month to a state oversight board that his city appeared to be ‘walking into the fan blades’ of municipal bankruptcy.

Oh. Gonna be hard to blame this on on Them Liberals.

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  1. Read about this in the NYTimes. You see Dallas is a Democratic Party stronghold. Read the comments, it is all the Unions and the Democrats fault. The main culprit appears to be using the pension funds to finance real estate deals to pay for the sweet deal retirement the police and firefighters get. Guess what? The big boondoggle finally caught up when the mega condo failed. Hmmm sounds familiar doesn’t it? Using pension funds for other things? Naw couldn’t happen.

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    Comment by Holding The Line In Florida — November 21, 2016 @ 8:11 pm | Reply

  2. Democrat or Republican, I don’t think they was liberals! Probably them politicians that was all hat and no cowboy.

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    Comment by Steve Ruis — November 21, 2016 @ 9:12 pm | Reply

  3. I think that Texas’s smooth economic sailing was due more to its oil industry than to wise leadership of Rick Perry.

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    Comment by List of X — November 21, 2016 @ 10:48 pm | Reply

    • I think you can safely say it was due to Texas being a low cost state for most things. All of the jobs Gov. Perry was bragging about were predominately low paying ones (relative to pay elsewhere). Basically they were saying we can keep wages lower than anyone else.

      It is amazing that the cost of living in this country was grossly inflated by the same people currently trying to depress wages that allow anyone to afford a decent lifestyle.

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — November 22, 2016 @ 9:03 am | Reply

      • I think low cost was a contributing factor, but not the main one – Kansas and Mississippi have comparable costs but aren’t exactly prospering.

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        Comment by List of X — November 22, 2016 @ 12:50 pm | Reply

        • Of those three Texas has the strongest education system, even including the State Board of Education highjinks.

          On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 12:50 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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          Comment by Steve Ruis — November 22, 2016 @ 1:04 pm | Reply


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