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I note in the comparisons, when they talk about Texas not having an Income Tax while Ohio has both a Corporate and Personal Income Tax they fail to note that Ohio is 15th in the country in per pupil spending in their school system and Texas in 42nd. I also note that those rankings correlate pretty close to both the state literacy rates and SAT scores.

I also note that the article failed to mention that, although Ohio has 11Million people and Texas has 23Million, Ohio has $8Billion in Debt and Texas has $28Billion in Debt.

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I note in the comparisons, when they talk about Texas not having an Income Tax while Ohio has both a Corporate and Personal Income Tax they fail to note that Ohio is 15th in the country in per pupil spending in their school system and Texas in 42nd. I also note that those rankings correlate pretty close to both the state literacy rates and SAT scores.

I also note that the article failed to mention that, although Ohio has 11Million people and Texas has 23Million, Ohio has $8Billion in Debt and Texas has $28Billion in Debt.

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Typical McBarism to make a straw man. The article was narrowly focussed on what works and what doesn't work in state economic policy. It didn't cover school spending because that wasn't the topic. The economy is very relevant because that's what the GimmicCrats are debating in the election run-up. Beides,if the Ohio students do get a better education, they will certainly be happier when they move to Texas where there are good jobs for them.

Without knowing what the character of the debt is for each state no conclusions can be drawn. If you were trying to impute some connection between population and dollar debt, what is it? Most state debt is for capital expenditure, not operations, so it's just possible that Texas has built more schools.

And spending per pupil is calculated variously and has no or little connection to educational results. So without citing a defensible source, your assertion as to ranking has to be dismissed as speculation without merit.

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Uh, jesus doesn't exist; Unions do
He does too, ask Barak Hussein Obama. Hussein would prey on anything else.

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Texas and Ohio are very similar, they're both flat. The city I drove through in Texas was Dallas, and it was big and shiny. In Ohio, there's Cincinnati-- less big, less shiny.

I was never burgled in Texas, and they had cheap fuel-- But it's ugly after the green stops as you travel West. Ohio is pretty and green.

and windy.

With corn.

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He does too, ask Barak Hussein Obama. Hussein would prey on anything else.
Thanks for clarifying the fascinating stuff that rambles through your mind at any given moment. Feel free to pontificate upon whatever might be on John Sidney McCain III's mind, as well
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He does too, ask Barak Hussein Obama. Hussein would prey on anything else.

Back to Coulterism, I see. Now tell us again how you are "not a Republican", I need a laugh.

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You seem to have got over the yawning affliction.Congratulations.

I suffer from episodic bouts of anaerobically-induced apathy, but then I...[yawn]
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Back to Coulterism, I see. Now tell us again how you are "not a Republican", I need a laugh.
I know you aren't laughing because you often ridiculed the Present Occupant for his Christian beliefs. Can we remember exactly how you phrased it? I'll be we could even search, by golly!

There's a certain symmetry in this that amuses me.

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