|Bill White TV Ad Promotes ‘Nativist’ Economy|
|by Tom McGregor||Fri, Aug 27, 2010, 07:37 AM|
Former Houston Mayor Bill White, who is the Democratic nominee for the 2010 Texas gubernatorial race, is making the argument in a campaign TV ad that it’s wrong for Gov. Rick Perry to make efforts to lure foreign investment into the state of Texas.
Mr. White is basing his contention on ‘nativist’ economic principles, in which American companies would be given preference over foreign corporations on assigning state government contracts, such as the building of roads, even if the Americans were not the lowest and best bidders.
The Dallas Morning News reports that, “Bill White is keeping up the barrage where (Kay Bailey Hutchison) left off on Rick Perry and the Trans-Texas Corridor – complete with the issue of doing business with ‘foreigners.’ It didn’t get KBH anywhere, but the issue must poll well for White’s people.”
The Morning News editorial writer, Rodger Jones, revealed that the nativist rhetoric bothered him about Mrs. Hutchison’s campaign and Mr. White’s nativist talk continues to bother him. He interviewed White and spoke to him about the TV ad produced by the pro-White organization ‘Back to Basics.’
The TV ad quotes a Texas rancher as saying that, “Perry would bulldoze half a million acres in private land and give it to a Spanish company to build toll roads and let the company set the tolls. When lawmakers tried to stop him, Perry vetoed the law.”
Rodger Jones writes, “Kay Bailey Hutchison had ads like that and kept banging the drum on Spain and foreigners, and I wrote that I didn’t think that was fair, and it was a distortion, it was nativist thinking, and my opinion would be the same on the Back to Basics ad. I wonder if you’d like a response to that.”
Apparently, Mr. White pleaded ignorance on the topic claiming that he was unaware of the existence of the pro-White TV campaign ad. He told the Morning News, “I haven’t seen the ad, but I can tell you what I think about the Trans-Texas Corridor.”
To read the entire article from the Dallas Morning News, link here:
written by rufuslevin , August 30, 2010
I guess that White has NO problem with the Democrats spending money we do not have and then BORROWING that money from CHINA? Last I checked on, that is the same as foreign investment in the USA and in all 50 states.
Maybe White just isn't too swift. His only chance is to somehow get all the voting machines in Harris county destroyed before November.....Oh...wait....
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