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tmc8080

join:2004-04-24
Brooklyn, NY
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What's the deal?

I thought Texas was anti-socialist in it's policies.. oh wait, that's just to the citizenry, not big business. Geographies accepting google's terms of deployment have to co-locate fiber facilities & partially subsidize them with taxpayer dollars. Usually that's not a match for a state that doesn't try to give away taxpayer monies unless it helps them [read: Republicans] politically.



Mike
Premium,Mod
join:2000-09-17
Pittsburgh, PA
kudos:1

Austin is a sea of blue in a state that is tea of red.


xenophon

join:2007-09-17

said by Mike:

Austin is a sea of blue in a state that is tea of red.

As is KC.


tshirt
Premium,MVM
join:2004-07-11
Snohomish, WA
kudos:4

So if you want the peoples fiber vote democrat


iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
kudos:2
reply to tmc8080

Austin is one of the blue-est cities in Texas. And it's very pro-business, generally speaking. It's interesting seeing what happens when you have both of the above working in concert.


Austinloop

join:2001-08-19
Austin, TX
kudos:1

1 recommendation

Among other things, the local tax payer gets increased property taxes because the city council hasn't met a company that it doesn't want to forgive taxes for several years.



OSUGoose

join:2007-12-27
Columbus, OH
reply to xenophon

Then they should come to Columbus, OH were the same way. I'm sure our republican gov will toss some cash at them, he'll just mortgage another state property. Even if that means a Democratic Mayor gets a lil boost for it coming here, since we are the capital of the state.


elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
Reviews:
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reply to tmc8080

said by tmc8080:

I thought Texas was anti-socialist in it's policies..

Texas is.

Austin isn't.

wayner92

join:2006-01-17
Toronto, ON

See this clip from the movie Bernie for a good description of Texas:

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=prbNHOK9FuM


The People's Republic of Austin

me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO
reply to xenophon

KC isn't as blue as people make it out to be, once you get out of the inner city. Its more moderate than one might think.


xenophon

join:2007-09-17

N/S KC more moderate. Central KCMO and KCK are hard hard core blue. I don't think KCMO as a whole or KCK have ever voted GOP.


me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO

Thats true, but I look at the city as a whole not just parts.


xenophon

join:2007-09-17

And as a whole neither KCK or KCMO have voted GOP. But N/S KCMO are somewhat more moderate than central, especially North. Not sure why you brought it up as many blue cities have moderate parts of town.