Lewis Black messes with Texas

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  1. Row6

    Row6 New Member

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    NSFW!

    Apparently Rick Perry is in an ad trying to lure businesses to Texas that is critical of NY. Lewis Black answers.

    "Remember the Alamo? Neither do we?"

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    orangeblueorangeblue Well-Known Member

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    Ooooh state rivalries

    :asleep:
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    Boy - I guess he showed Texas!!
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    wgbgator Sub-optimal Poster Premium Member

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    Take that, highly populated centers of commerce and culture!
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    MichiGator2002 VIP Member

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    I am sure businesses and individuals will consider Lewis Black's insults as being of as much or greater significance than the tax and general individual liberty advantages Texas offers in deciding to stay in NY or not.
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    I enjoyed it. Of course Texans are notably humble, so it is unfair.
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    orangeblueorangeblue Well-Known Member

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    Must extend ... team mentality ... into every facet of life
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    rivergator Well-Known Member

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    Perry's ad seem blasting New York was kind of stupid, I thought. Black's response was at least kind of funny.

    But the I always like Lewis Black.
  9. Row6

    Row6 New Member

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    Yeah, but then you have to live there.
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    MichiGator2002 VIP Member

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    Oh, I know, imagine giving up the $1200/sq inch living spaces in the five boroughs or the general cold and bleak of the entire geographic region. Hard to imagine how we don't all live there!
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    I think that I was expecting a little more out of Lewis Black's response. But as a rule, I dislike this fight for "jobs", which really amounts to a zero sum game where US regions try to steal each others jobs. I understand why the regional government would do this, since their voters are regional. However, the goal for the country is to create jobs, not steal them.
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    Row6 New Member

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    Bleak, and you didn't say Texas in the same sentence? It's like the tundra without the refreshing breeze. They do have better barbecue however and that is almost enough to make the rest of package barely tolerable.
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    MichiGator2002 VIP Member

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    More businesses establishing themselves in areas with conditions more conducive to growth and job creation in general can produce a net growth and job creation for the entire country. Soup cooks faster if you put it on one of the burners that is on, instead of one of the cold ones.
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    Psssst!


    Low wages (whisper). Pass it on!
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    I agree, which is why I really don't mind companies moving their operations to Mexico or China. However, I think these are choices are ones that should be made by the companies themselves, rather than public funds being spent on advertising, job fairs, or direct subsidies.
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    it is generally to reduce payroll expenses, which screws the worker

    which is why Texas leads the nation with the lowest median hourly pay and highest percentage at minimum wage

    in the short run it may be beneficial, in the long run it isn't
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    MichiGator2002 VIP Member

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    Okay!

    Labor at market value (whisper). Pass it on!

    Telephone is fun!
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    rivergator Well-Known Member

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    If New York were such an undesirable place to live or run a business, wouldn't prices end up really low there? (See Detroit real estate.)
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    Given the onerous expense of opening and running a business in NY, especially the city, I bet a lot of businesses could even run at a short loss and still end up having to charge more than most places.
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    I think river's point is that if it wasn't desirable to live there, these high prices should deter purchases and drive the companies out of business. Yet, people still move there and drive up real estate prices even more. However, I am guessing that you were being partly facetious with your remarks about how NYC is such an awful place to live.

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