Texas has the 2nd highest POVERTY RATE in the Nation!

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    "Perry wants us to know some other facts about his long record as Texas governor. His website is proud of his economic policies: “Texans enjoy one of the lowest tax burdens in the country and one of the lowest government debt burdens per capita”; he “cut taxes on small businesses and delivered a historic property tax cut”; he “protected the state’s Rainy Day Fund, which has $6 billion set aside for future needs.

    Here are some things that Perry never speaks about. Texas has the second-highest poverty rate among the 50 states, behind only Mississippi. It has the second-highest percentage of population without a high school diploma. Texas leads the nation in the percentage of people with no health insurance, over one quarter. It is tied with Mississippi for having the biggest percentage of workers paid at or below the minimum wage."


    Listening to Perry you would think Texas is the greatest place on earth!

    The Texas economic model | economic, model, texas - Commentary - Jacksonville Illinois News and Information Jacksonville Journal Courier

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    Texas does offer good opportunities for employment if you are in the right field. However, overall, the Texas economy is doing no better than anywhere else, and the facts you mention are all true. If you're poor in Texas, things couldn't be worse.

    But the best thing about Texas is the fact that the lowest income earners pay three times more in taxes percentage wise then the highest income earners. It's a fuckin wonderful system if you're rich. And this is what Perry wants to bring to Washington? No thank you.

    http://www.cppp.org/files/7/pp115.pdf
     
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    Texas has alot of Hispanics.
     
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    Perry excels in a race to the bottom. The problem is while the bottom in the US isn't too bad the bottom globally is a long way down. Huge profits for corporations, desperation for the workers. Not the vision I want to experience.
     
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    In this country, it's easier to not work than it is to work. And often more profitable.
     
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    If Paul or Romney get the nomination, I'm voting GOP.
    If Perry gets it or Whackmann is anywhere near the ticket, I'm voting Obama.
     
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    Being governor of an oil producing state should bring with it huge economic advantages that politicians in other states can only dream about. With such economic advantages, any warm body in the Texas governor's office should be able to far outdistance his counterparts in non oil states - no matter how competent they are!

    The real question to be answered is how many of the jobs created on Governor Perry's watch were more than the minimum wage variety?
     
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    Where are you getting your information?


    Texas is not second for poverty rates in the US.

    51 District of Columbia 21.3% 115
    50 Mississippi 20.1% 571
    49 Louisiana 18.3% 748
    48 New Mexico 17.9% 347
    47 Alabama 16.7% 750

    List of U.S. states by poverty rate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    And the numbers which were released for today show:


    http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/Georgia_has_3rd_highest_poverty_rate_among_states_129752368.html
     
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    You'll have to excuse mr. involved, his study came out 7 months before Ground Zero was called Ground Zero and a month after Bush was inaugurated.
     
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