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The proof is in the Texas pudding

Norman Bernstein

Last month, after the fire and explosion in West, Texas, and shortly after one of Texas Gov. Rick Perry's business recruiting trips to California, to lure companies to relocate in "business friendly" Texas, a cartoon appeared in the Sacramento Bee, showing the governor making one of his pitches for businesses to come to Texas where there are "Low Taxes" and "Low Regulations" and where "Business is booming in Texas!" The next panel of the cartoon shows the blast at West Fertilizer, exclaiming a large "BOOM!" in red letters and a flag with "Low Regs" visible near the flames.

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