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Originally posted by Sinnthia
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09. Two years. Key words in that post.
When you leave out federal funds for roads and disasters, you know like the disasters I mentioned. I guess I am missing your actual rebuttal to that. Again, it would have helped a great deal to have read my post.
What is your point? 13 disasters in the last decade they have gone crawling to the federal government to get bailed out on. Your response does exactly what to rebut that?
Originally posted by RedmoonMWC
reply to post by Lemon.Fresh
You have to remember one thing about Texas: Texas has the Right to Seceed as they were an independant Republic before they joined the United States, one big difference from the rest of the states.
They also do this every once in a while just to stir up the people in Austin and let them know the natives are getting restless.
Article 1, Section 1 of the Texas Constitution states that "Texas is a free and independent State, subject only to the Constitution of the United States..."
Neither the Texas Constitution, nor the Constitution of the united States, explicitly or implicitly disallows the secession of Texas (or any other "free and independent State") from the United States. Joining the "Union" was ever and always voluntary, rendering voluntary withdrawal an equally lawful and viable option (regardless of what any self-appointed academic, media, or government "experts"—including Abraham Lincoln himself—may have ever said).
It's no secret that more than once there had been previous rumblings about secession among many U.S. states (and not just in the South), long before the South seceded. These rumblings met with no preemptive quashing of the notion from a "constitutional" argument, precisely because there was (and is) no constitutional basis for either allowing or prohibiting secession.
Originally posted by whaaa
reply to post by Lemon.Fresh
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But cut of their mail, internet and let em sweat for a bit.
Originally posted by jam321
In Rick Perry We Trust.
Keep on believing the hype. The politicians in Texas are no different than the ones in Washington. They all wine and dine together and uphold the party's platform.
Originally posted by Lemon.Fresh
Funny thing. You said every two years.
I said is not happened in quite awhile. It was proposed but not brought before the legislature in 2009.
Follow the link I gave you. It says
--Each year the Census Bureau releases the Consolidated Federal Funds Report, which estimates the amount of federal spending in each state and territory during the prior fiscal year. The latest report allocates approximately 92 percent of total FY 2005 federal spending. The 8 percent not allocated includes net interest outlays, foreign aid, and other outlays that are not allocable to the states. For the purposes of this report, the Tax Foundation uses this census data as is.--
Answers your questions, if you bother to read.
Yeah . . . it is called getting the rest of our money back.
Originally posted by Golithion
Look, I am not in favor of this Bill and there are a lot of things in Texas I have issues with. But to say good riddance to the second largest economic state in the union is not a good thing. 5 of the top fortune 500 companies reside in Texas, and it has 57 over all tied with Cali. And it has the second largest work force in the country. With a gross state product of 1.227 trillion dollars it would be a huge blow to the United States if they leave.
The Barnett Shale is a geological formation located in the Bend Arch-Fort Worth Basin. It consists of sedimentary rocks of Mississippian age (354–323 million years ago) in Texas. The formation underlies the city of Fort Worth and underlies 5,000 square miles (13,000 km2) and at least 17 counties.
Some experts have suggested the Barnett Shale may have the largest producible reserves of any onshore natural gas field in the United States. The field is proven to have 2.5 trillion cubic feet (7.1×1010 m3) of natural gas, and is widely estimated to contain as much as 30 trillion cubic feet (8.5×1011 m3) of natural gas resources. Oil also has been found in lesser quantities, but sufficient (with recent high oil prices) to be commercially viable.
Originally posted by QueSeraSera
Sorry for the short post, but don't they threaten this every time a Democrat is President?
Originally posted by GullibleUnderlord
if that passes i think more will do this arizona would be next i think
what would the federal goverment do?