The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - Rick Perry(Gov.TX)

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  1. net114

    net114 Tivolitic Guru

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    So how much was the amount per day? The real amount?
     
  2. smak

    smak TV MA SLV

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    The theory, which probably should be the first thing people think of before reporting something as ludicrous as 200 million $ a day, is that it was 200 million Rupees a day, which is around 4.5 million US $

    -smak-
     
  3. sieglinde

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    I finally watched the Perry review and he sounded like a pretty normal conservative, not a right wing nutter. I doubt if he runs for President. I think having a show on Fox is one of the requirements isn't it?
     
  4. Jesda

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    LOL, I get the feeling this thread was created to inflame a few folks with big hats. :)
     
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    Apparently they don't disclose the actual cost or the number of people or amount or type of support due to security concerns--which gives free rein to any nutjob who wants to make up their own news story.
     
  6. MNoelH

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    How good a job has he actually done?
     
  7. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

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    Welcome to TCF, Governor!
     
  8. nataylor

    nataylor Curiously Strong TCF Club

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    Weird that an account registered in 2003 would come here and make 5 spammy posts.
     
  9. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    He really REALLY planned ahead. :D
     
  10. mattack

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    How did Stewart try to make him look foolish? I admittedly don't remember the exact conversation (and definitely didn't watch the extended one online). Didn't Stewart just ask him to list specific examples, and he wouldn't? (BTW, fiscally, I probably agree with him more than Stewart.)
     
  11. appleye1

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    Yep, $4.5 million by itself would have sounded pretty bad if they had used that figure first.

    But after smearing $200 million a day all over the place, $4.5 million a day sounds like we got off really cheap! :)
     
  12. MikeAndrews

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    How can Perry run for US President if he's not a US citizen, and worse, is a member of a foreign government....after he manages to pull off Texas' succession from the union?
     
  13. sieglinde

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    Yeah, the governor didn't look foolish to me either. No one is giving specific examples because they are afraid of being boxed in.

    BTW, Texans have informed me that the Texas governor does not have the executive power of some other state governors. The governor of California, for example, is like the President of the state. I heard that the Texas governor does not have as much power. I heard about this when Bush was running in 2000 during the primary season.
     
  14. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    Not only does the governor not have as much power as other states, our legislature is only a part time body. They meet for four months every other year. Yep!

    Texas is considered to be weathering the recession better than any other state. Coincidence? :p
     
  15. sieglinde

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    Lol. :)
     
  16. alansh

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    Boxed into to giving unpopular specifics, that is. The cuts anyone will admit to are penny-ante stuff. Earmarks, for example, are at most 2% of the budget. The real number is probably less, since some are for genuine projects that would have gone through the regular budgetary process anyway.

    The only only ONLY way to make serious cuts in spending is by cutting some combination of Medicare, Social Security, and the military. This is exactly what some of the libertarians have been suggesting for years, and is also why they've had so much trouble getting elected. They've learned that they need to run as stealth libertarians, and not admit that that's what they want to do, as Rand Paul did.

    Cutting Medicare is tough, because without wider healthcare reform, the only way to cut it is simply to tell seniors they're on their own.

    And then there's the good ol' DoD. It's not a surprise that we spend more on the military than any other country... but did you know we spend more than the next 18 countries combined? This includes most of Western Europe, China, and Russia. We're also #11 as percentage of our economy. The ones above us are typically small and/or middle-Eastern countries.
     

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