Rick Perry’s Texas Miracle – here’s how Texas ranks:
•Over a majority of the jobs added in Texas are low paying or at minimum wage
•Texas budget deficit is ranked 3rd highest in the nation at 27 billion!
•Texas makes up 12% of all state debt in the US but only 6% GDP
•Percentage of population in poverty last 12 months 39th out of 50 states
•Percentage of children living below poverty level 41st of 50.
•Texas 49th in SAT Scores
•Percentage of people over 25 that have finished high school, 50th of 50
•1 out of 4 Texans are uninsured
•Percent of Texans on Food Stamps: 17%
•A 34 billion dollar budget deficit
•Texas Ranks #1 in population living below the poverty line ( 17.2 % ).
•Worst environmental record in the United States
• 3% if all greenhouse gas emissions in the world are from Texas
•Ranks #1 in illiteracy
•Ranks # 1 on the poorest gun regulations in the US and highest per capita gun murder rates in the US
•Ranks #1 with the highest real estate taxes per $ 1,000 value of a home in the United States
•Ranks #1 in the lowest high school graduation rate
•Ranks #1 with the highest interest rates “pay day” companies can charge
•Ranks # 1 in those making below minimum wage
•Ranks 50th ( dead last ) in Teacher Pay
•Ranks # 1 (26.5%) who lack health insurance
•Ranks # 1 (20.3%) of children who lack health insurance
•Ranks # 1 in the highest per capita executions in the world
•Ranks # 50th in $ spent for Medicaid for the poor and children
•Ranks 50th ( dead last ) in $ spent on its citizens
•Ranks # 1 in the # of food insecure children.
•Ranks 49th ( the 2nd lowest ) in Medicaid $ given to nursing homes
•Ranks 2nd highest in teen births
•Ranks #2 with the highest home insurance rates
•Ranks #2 with the highest sales tax
•Ranks 49th in $ funded for the mentally ill
•Ranks 2nd in obesity
•Ranks #1 with the highest overall pollution rate
•Ranks #1 in adults under correctional control
•Ranks #1 in adults under probation
Oh yeah, the vaunted job creation in TX is because of the gas/oil boom there – nothing to do with Perry!
Do you really want the US to become like Texas?
Vote for Jon Huntsman. His state, Utah, was FIRST in job creation, Utah reached unemployment levels of 2.2%, and it was named by Pew Research Center “The Best Managed State in America”.