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Texas GOP is freaking out.

As well they should. Orange County, CA, is their scary example. If you let a bunch of suburbanites into your state, they want liberal stuff like roads and schools and no crazy gun people in the grocery store. Colorado, historically a republican stronghold, has turned solidly blue despite some very conservative enclaves.

Bottom line is that the conservative strategy is self-defeating. If you let a bunch of developers have the freedom to do whatever they want, per libertarian philosophy, they build sprawling housing developments full of middle class voters who vote against conservatives. Oops.

by asdf on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 03:22:07 PM EST
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One reason the GOP was wiped-out in Orange County was the increase in Asian population who don't give a damn about Southern White Values: bigotry, evangelicalism, racism, hatred of education, etc.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 03:26:28 PM EST
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uh huh. That's a strange way to spell Texass.

Could the other reason beeeee Team Trump's new SALT cap?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 03:51:24 PM EST
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So you're telling me Trump tax cuts aren't really helping the middle class, especially in blue states?  I'm shocked, truly shocked!

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 05:06:29 PM EST
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Nope. White OC voters are telling you they "survived" the housing boom and bust and they want their mortgage and property tax deductions back.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 05:24:34 PM EST
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DNC CPAs

< wipes tears >




Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Aug 30th, 2019 at 09:52:51 PM EST
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California Cohort of Petty Landlords

Orange County [FL] Property Appraiser Rick Singh
An Explanation of the "Save Our Homes" Amendment and Its Effects
< wipes tears >
Meanwhile in "southern California" man-bun country...
Trump's tax cut turns politics on its head in Southern California
Dems push for lower rate, while GOP leaders defend a code that raises bills for many: "Two former GOP House members who represented parts of Orange County in 2017 -- Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Costa Mesa and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista -- voted against Trump's tax plan because it would boost taxes for many of their constituents."

Federal tax reform has helped, not hurt, Californians
"It's because the old federal system SUBSIDIZES California's state taxes, which are too high. Blame Sacramento, not Washington."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 04:10:18 PM EST
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oil vs ag

DOJ | Houston, Texas Agrees to Implement Comprehensive Measures
$4.4M penalty split two ways.
Sewer spills put city under EPA scrutiny
zip code opposition?
Houston City Council OKs $2 billion consent decree overhauling sewer system
smells like jobs saved or created
Wastewater Consent Decree
"On July 16, 2019, this draft consent decree regarding the City's wastewater system was released to the public."
U.S. vs Dallass

"suburbanites" vs urbanites: That's how DNC is going to liberate Texass?
m'k.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 03:43:16 PM EST
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