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It was clear Perry was gonna win. Neither independent was strong enough and Bell seemed to start real politicking too late. You have a point on the straight ticket voting. As I waited in line, I noticed many people taking like 10 seconds to vote.

Don't blame me for Perry. I voted for Werner.

I knew Perry was going to win, I just hoped it would have been closer with one of the independents coming in second place. It would have been nice to put a scare into both parties, but that didn't happen. This election just showed them that they can count on people to continue to push the "R" or the "D" without thought. There will be no change in Texas politics in the near future, unfortunately.

I voted for Kinky. It was the best way I could say, "You all stink."
 
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Well I liked what I saw in Dean last night. He was cautious and wasn't jumping up and down and patting people on the back. That was the guy I hoped would be our next President had he not freaked in 2004. He had one of the most centrist voting records in the history of governors, but he had some crazy streaks inside apparently.

He promised these things, and I hope people will hold him accountable for seeing they get implemented:

1) Reversal of the Pell Grant cuts
2) Balanced Budgets
3) End of the 'culture of corruption'
4) A re-examination of Iraq War policy (stabilize the situation before leaving)
5) Access to some type of baseline health coverage for the uninsured

He's on record. People need to hold him to it.

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I was going to vote for Kinky, until I watched the debate. Couldn't bring myself to do it after that so I voted for Bell.
 

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Well I liked what I saw in Dean last night. He was cautious and wasn't jumping up and down and patting people on the back. That was the guy I hoped would be our next President had he not freaked in 2004. He had one of the most centrist voting records in the history of governors, but he had some crazy streaks inside apparently.

He promised these things, and I hope people will hold him accountable for seeing they get implemented:

1) Reversal of the Pell Grant cuts
2) Balanced Budgets
3) End of the 'culture of corruption'
4) A re-examination of Iraq War policy (stabilize the situation before leaving)
5) Access to some type of baseline health coverage for the uninsured

He's on record. People need to hold him to it.

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I disliked Howard Dean. I felt he was one of those people who was inherently destructive in the political process that I talked about above. To use a Bush phrase that he turned into an utter joke, I want a "uniter, not a divider"

Frankly the politics of such a person is relatively incidental to the process.
 

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"Vote Kinky: Everyone else is Stinky!"

Actually his campaign slogans were, "Why the Hell not?" and "How hard can it be." Sadly, it struck a chord with me.
 

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Tax us right into a recession.

If you think the progressive tax causes recessions. Which it doesn't. The deficit is the most significant threat to our economy right now, so says the Great Alan Greenspan.
 

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If you think the progressive tax causes recessions. Which it doesn't. The deficit is the most significant threat to our economy right now, so says the Great Alan Greenspan.

The Cato Institute thinks so (and most economists too)...


How Rising Tax Burdens Can Produce Recession

by William C. Dunkelberg and John Skorburg​
William C. Dunkelberg is dean of the School of Business and Management at Temple University, and John Skorburg is chief economist for the Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry.​
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This study presents solid statistical evidence demonstrating that taxes do harm the economy in a significant and consistent way. Since 1960 tax increases (measured by total tax receipts as a percentage of gross national product) have led to slowdowns in economic growth, and often to recessions. Likewise, when Washington has reduced federal tax burdens over the past 30 years, there has been a statistically significant positive economic and employment stimulus in the following year.


http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa-148.html
 

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I disliked Howard Dean. I felt he was one of those people who was inherently destructive in the political process that I talked about above. To use a Bush phrase that he turned into an utter joke, I want a "uniter, not a divider"

Frankly the politics of such a person is relatively incidental to the process.

Howard Dean did what no Democrat would have even thought of doing 3 years ago. He took Blue-Dog Democratic politics back into the rural heartland. He spent money in races that Democrats usually give up for dead before the campaign season even begins. Millions of voters across this country who hadn't seen a Democrat reach out for their vote in 15 years actually saw one this time. Dean doesn't believe in writing off the Red states.
 

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The Cato Institute thinks so (and most economists too)...


How Rising Tax Burdens Can Produce Recession

by William C. Dunkelberg and John Skorburg​
William C. Dunkelberg is dean of the School of Business and Management at Temple University, and John Skorburg is chief economist for the Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry.​
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This study presents solid statistical evidence demonstrating that taxes do harm the economy in a significant and consistent way. Since 1960 tax increases (measured by total tax receipts as a percentage of gross national product) have led to slowdowns in economic growth, and often to recessions. Likewise, when Washington has reduced federal tax burdens over the past 30 years, there has been a statistically significant positive economic and employment stimulus in the following year.


http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa-148.html

That's fascinating.

You know what's really fascinating? What's REALLY interesting?

That study is from 1991 discussing the first Bush's tax increase. It was followed by more tax increases......and then the longest period of sustained economic growth ever experienced. Ever
 

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They have to be wary of sending too much stuff the President's way that they know he won't sign, leaving themselves open to charges of being a do nothing Congress.


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I was going to vote for Kinky, until I watched the debate. Couldn't bring myself to do it after that so I voted for Bell.

Prior to the debate, I wasn't casting my vote for anyone yet. After the debate, I ruled out Perry, Kinky and Grandma. I was gonna vote for Bell, but decided to go Libertarian with Werner. I just couldn't get a feel for Bell and what he really stood for. I would like to have seen 2 debates and having James Werner included.
 

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That's fascinating.

You know what's really fascinating? What's REALLY interesting?

That study is from 1991 discussing the first Bush's tax increase. It was followed by more tax increases......and then the longest period of sustained economic growth ever experienced. Ever


Throughout all of economic history, this theory holds true. The boom in the 90s were paper profits from the dot-com boom. And that "longest period of sustained economic growth ever experienced" busted just as fast.

Look at the effect of Bush II's tax cuts - record tax revenues generated.
 

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