Skip to comments.GOVERNOR PERRY: UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES SHOW TEXAS KEEPING AMERICA AFLOAT
Posted on 04/06/2014 12:47:13 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
HOUSTON, TEXAS--According to new statistics from the Labor Department, 16,000 new people sought U.S. unemployment benefits. This brought the seasonally adjusted figure to 326,000. In addition, the national employment holds at 6.7 percent. Meanwhile in Texas, the job market is booming and companies are expanding at a rapid rate.
Texas Governor Rick Perry said the state is home to a thriving job market due to business-friendly policies and a predictable regulatory climate.
Perry told Breitbart Texas, "We've been below the national average of unemployment for over 80 months. We have 1,000 plus people moving into the state per day. So even with the influx of people moving to Texas, we've been able to absorb them and to keep as many people employed as we can."
According to the most recent statistics from the State of Texas, the state's unemployment rate stands around 5.7 percent. Furthermore, as Breitbart Texas previously pointed out, the state's sales tax collections have continued to increase for 47 straight months. The booming oil and natural gas industry has undoubtedly helped increase sales tax collections, but so have retail sales.
All factors indicate that Texans have been successful in acquiring jobs that are providing them with excess money to spend.
Nationally, however, the economic outlook is not so bright. According to an April 4 jobs report, an average of 183,000 jobs are being created each month; this figure is far below one that would indicate significant economic recovery, according to Politico.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) said in an April 4 statement, "Nobody can be satisfied with the recent status quo. America doesn't work when hardworking people can't find the jobs they need to make ends meet."
While the recent disappointing economic figures have been largely blamed on this year's long, cold winter, Perry insists...
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Now we need to build the Keystone pipeline...
“We have 1,000 plus people moving into the state per day.”
AND TOO DARN MANY OF THEM ARE BRINGING THEIR STUPID LIBERAL IDEAS WITH THEM!
Please, please, please, if you have the unfortunate luck of speaking with any liberal thinking about moving to Texas, inform them of the ‘truth’:
We are all backwards, gun toating hicks. The women are covered in green scaly skin. The earth opens up and spews lava. We have no idea what frappucchino is.
(Tell them anything, just so long as they go away!)
Amen. Put signs at the borders of TX: Enter only if you vote conservative and believe in Freedom.
Speaking as a Virginian who has witnessed firsthand the invasion of the liberal Northeastern hordes-—and the resulting election of Terry McAuliffe-—I feel your pain.
What the heck is “frappucchino?”
We have 1,000 plus people moving into the state per day.
AND TOO DARN MANY OF THEM ARE BRINGING THEIR STUPID LIBERAL IDEAS WITH THEM!”
Tell me about it. The ones that run out of gas on their way to Austin are landing up in Atlanta. Its frightening to see all the NY and ILL plates. They come down here to get away from all the taxes and crime and then vote to turn GA into the same chithole they left.
“Frappucchino” is Starbucks speak for Iced blended mocha. ie. a drink somewhat like a chocolate/coffee shake.
How many of those are coming from south of the border?
So, Jim and John, please come home to Texas! And beside, just think of all the year-round shootin' you can do here with so many FRiends nearby.
“What the heck is frappucchino?
“Frappuccino is a trademarked line of frozen coffee beverages sold by Starbucks.”
We have one of ‘those’ that works in our office. Another transplant we’d like to send (throw) back.
“How many of those are coming from south of the border?”
Well we were awash with them until our tough new Immigration law kicked in a year or so ago. Many of them have fled to more welcoming states like NC so its not as bad. The yankee’s are more worrisome as they are citizens and can vote.
I live in NW Harris County (Houston) and it is booming out here! My property tax appraisal increased 10%. Builders are selling houses as fast as they can build them.
Shows they’re not very smart, doesn’t it. They can’t understand that it’s who they’ve voted for all these years that ruined their home states.
California Assemblyman Chuck DeVore moved to Texas, after losing his California Senate primary race, in 2010.
He is now Vice President for Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
There is the real menace.
Plus we have rattle snakes that stretch across a full lane of the road, summer heat that will melt asphalt, mosquitos the size of birds, fire ants that will kill a baby calf, deer or lambs. Of, if you decide to move here, bring your own water. We are running out.
DeVore was right to move to Texas, he is a good transplant.
So I take it he is not a liberal?
My apologies as I was unfamiliar with the man.
We have plenty of liberal politicians down here.
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