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Bonehead Quote of the Week: Greg Abbott on Freedom


While talking to inflammatory right-wing radio host and former Fox News star Glenn Beck, Attorney General  and Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott bashed California (as he tends to do), saying Texas beats the West Coast state in terms of freedom, the Raw Story reported. Companies are outright deserting Cali for the Lone Star State because, we "have a freedom that’s incomparable around the country."


Screen shot via Raw Story video

"Gun manufacturers are fleeing other states because their ability to either manufacture, sell, or have their customers use guns in their states is being trimmed. These are conservative who are relocating from these other states to the state of Texas because Texas is the last bastion of freedom in this country," said Abbott. 

Aside from the fact many of the companies end up hiring minimum-wage workers and contribute to Texas' already terrible track record of low-pay jobs, here are a few things we aren't free to do as a result of Abbott and the state's leadership: have an abortion after 20 weeks, get paid equally if you're a woman, collectively bargain if you're a teacher, receive federal Medicaid aid under the ACA, vote with a student ID, offer medicinal marijuana ...shall I go on?





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