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  •  Our children can't exceed our acheivments (7+ / 0-)

    unless they have more knowledge to work with.

    It's gotten to the point - speaking as someone with a fairly successful business career - that people are thinking twice before doing business in Texas. Would you move jobs to a state that has the highest level of people without health insurance, AND among the highest premiums in the world?

    20 years ago, Texas could compete with any state in the nation. Now, we are pretty much left depending only on inertia and geography.

    When business associates ask where I'm from, I used to answer Texas. Now, I refer to where I was born. It's a lot easier not having to explain away the buffoonery of Rick Perry when trying to earn someone's confidence.

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