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Howard Nemerov


April 19, 2011 - 7:28 am

Yesterday, Brad Watson of WFAA (Dallas/Fort Worth) decided to ask President Obama some honest questions about his relationship with Texas. Of particular interest is Obama’s take on economics. He called Governor Perry a “hypocrite” for taking $6 billion in “federal help” to balance our budget. More on that later.

Obama was upset about the interview, telling Watson: “Let me finish my answers the next time we do an interview, all right?”

For breaking the rules and asking Obama real questions, USA Today launched a counterattack:

“President Obama has troubles with voters in Texas, and, apparently, with interviewers from the Lone Star State as well.”

(The implication being it’s our fault.)

Back to the $6B. The IRS notes that Texas’s total tax liability in 2008 was $93.6 billion. (Download spreadsheet here by clicking on Texas.)

In other words, it’s more accurate to say that the fed returned about 6% of our money, and cheerleader Obama is trying to tell us what a great guy he is for doing that.

It’s curious that while USA Today was busy trying to “correct” the record, they neglected to mention the true tax situation.

Former civilian disarmament supporter and medical researcher Howard Nemerov investigates the civil liberty of self-defense and examines the issue of gun control, resulting in his book Four Hundred Years of Gun Control: Why Isn’t It Working? He appears frequently on NRA News as their “unofficial” analyst and was published in the Texas Review of Law and Politics with David Kopel and Carlisle Moody.
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