Rick Perry believes in the Rapture-religious and political. And if we don't believe in the Texas model, we will be left behind.
Gov. Rick Perry believes in the Rapture, political and religious.
The Texas economic/political model is our future, and those who don’t believe, or live in the Midwest/Northeast, will be left behind.
The Texas model has very low taxes (no income tax); minimalist private sector regulations; no labor unions in a right-to-work oasis; and a shredding of the traditional, and already fragile, safety net.
Obama ended his Midwest bus tour yesterday.
Few observers like his aesthetically-challenged Secret Service bus, that hugh monster left from the Matrix movie set.
But apparently a few people like his informal public meetings. On a personal level, he’s a likeable dude.
One who didn’t like this tour, Mitt Romney, labeled it a “magical misery tour.”
Obama’s leadership style is also being attacked from the left.
Drew Weston’s NYT op.ed. continues to get much buzz.
Weston is disappointed with Obama. To Weston, the Obama 2008 mantra of hope and change has transformed into a bus tour stressing the need for patience.
Lost in all this political chatter and blather is an understanding of the cosmic forces at work.
Recently, Newsweek editor Fareed Zakaria debated Weston on Charlie Rose.
To Zakaria , our economic woes have little to do with a lack of Obama leadership; and a lot to do with the global international corporate economy.
Capital is mobile and labor is not.
The millions of US middle-class jobs lost to India, China etc. will not come back to the US.
Conservative analyst Micheal Barone makes the same argument. He argues that the old Midwest model is obsolete.
The Michigan model of big companies and big unions is not longer viable.
To Barone, it is the Texas model that is our future.
And we should all accept the future Texas Rapture; or we will be left behind.
This is the Texas model that has 10% of the total jobs at minimum wage; the Rick Perry model that produces jobs with the ringing futurist call “Would you like fries with that?”
If this is our future, I may buy a used bus and tour the beautiful neighboring state of Vermont, where a single-payer universal health payment system is the future.