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Gov Perry is in New York trying to convince business to move to Texas.  

What he should be doing is studying New York's water resource management, which is a major reason we have a 6 million acre park.

There may not be any personal income tax in Texas, but there ain't any water either.

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Rick Perry has many faults, but blaming the drought in Texas on him is stretching just a little.

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Rick Perry has many faults, but blaming the drought in Texas on him is stretching just a little.

I ain't blaming the drought on him.  But he needs to pay attention to Texas' problems.  Drought being one of them.  He'd better serve his constituents using his time in NY to study water resource management instead of running for president on his governorship time.
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We're happy to have him in New York, less likely he'll screw something up here.

Once his rich developer friends tell him they need water for all the new homes they want to build it will become a priority for him.


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I'd be worried that he might buy a bridge while he's there.

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http://www.slate.com/blogs....rk.html

Jealousy is never pretty...NY wishes it could be Texas


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Jealousy is never pretty...NY wishes it could be Texas

I disagree. I don't think there is jealousy. In fact, I'll bet that they are overjoyed when their dirty and polluting manufacturing plants relocate and take their blue collar workers to Texas.

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But if New York and New Jersey and California and Maryland and Massachusetts don't want to allow the construction of lots of housing units, then it won't matter that Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Palo Alto, Calif.; and Somerville, Mass.; are great places to live—people are going to live in Texas, where there are also great places to live, great places that actually welcome new residents and new building.

You did not consider that MAYBE New York and New Jersey and California and Maryland and Massachusetts DON'T want new residents and new buildings.

The leaders and wealthy people in those places ALREADY have a great place to live and DON'T NEED the economic opportunity offered by Texas. They like it when the dirty and polluting manufacturing industries move away and take the working class population with them.
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The climate in Texas is so different than New York I doubt a study in one state would have any practical lessons in the other.
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Gov Perry is in New York trying to convince business to move to Texas.  

What he should be doing is studying New York's water resource management, which is a major reason we have a 6 million acre park.

There may not be any personal income tax in Texas, but there ain't any water either.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry extends drought emergency in most of state

The property taxes are relatively sky-high though and more municipal govt are raising rental car and hotel taxes (tho that may be everywhere).  

NY has been advertising in the TX market for biz, but the western drought is no joke, currently being just a little west of mainland TX myself.  It's not a 1-for-1 relationship, so it will take more than 1year of rain to replace a year of drought.  

Seriously, all NY needs to do is run some ads with Niagara Falls on either side of monsoon (rainy) season and say move to Buffalo!


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Texas, it's like a whole other 3rd world country. I guess companies that don't care about the safety of their workers would be psyched on Texas.

I agree on the water NG. I'll never forget being in New York City as a boy and finding out to my complete surprise that the Big Apple has some of the best water in the world.

The Six Million Acre Park thing though is incredibly bogus in my admittedly biased opinion. Isn't only half of the land within the Blue Line actually undeveloped? Are there any even 100,000 acre uninterrupted tracts? Certainly not in the High Peaks, I know that from hiking a lot of those when I was in boarding school. Still an incredibly beautiful place, just  abit misrepresented IMO.

I'm just being an a__ NG. When Texas goes blue here very soon it will indeed move into the 20th Century and a lot more people will move there.


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When Texas goes blue here very soon it will indeed move into the 20th Century and a lot more people will move there.

I hope not, the traffic on I-10 between Houston and San Antonio was bad today

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You may not be able to blame Texas for the drought but you may blame them for the lack of ground water.

A good friend and her husband just moved back to CA from Texas and they said bottled water was provided by the oil company's because they had polluted the ground water and the water table dropped so low their wells went dry due to all the water needed for drilling.

Interesting side note, they were also pissed that they couldn't go out and fire their guns because most of the land was owned by the oil company's and they weren't allowed access. Here she only has to drive a mile or so to practice...I can shoot in my back yard if I want.

I'm sure there are many places you can shoot in Texas, they're just not as accessible as you would think I guess.


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When you try to kill the goose that lays the golden egg then what do you expect?

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