There are too many incorrect or at least misleading points presented during the Republican debates to try to numerate here. Instead, I’ll just provide a link to this article:A couple things I’ll point out about the Texas job growth as touted by Perry:
- Since June 2009, nearly 10% of the Texas job growth have been from a bigger government, adding 31,100 government jobs. In contrary, from a national perspective, US has lost 523,000 government jobs adding to the overall unemployment woes.
- According to the Texas Workforce Commission, 51 percent of all Texas workers make less than $33,000 a year. I suppose that’s one way to increase employment. Make people take lower paying jobs, so that more people can have jobs.
- It’s well known Texas is supported by big oil. As an example, in this struggling economy, Exxon reported a QUARTERLY PROFIT of $10.68B in June 2011. If we extrapolate that for the year, it would be over $40B in profit. Obviously no job problems in the oil industry.
So exactly how does Perry plan to apply the “Texas model” to the US?References:
Click on the above image for the video.