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GOVERNOR PERRY: UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES SHOW TEXAS KEEPING AMERICA AFLOAT
Breitbart ^ | April 6, 2014 | by KRISTIN TATE

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...

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: elections; ericcantor; heartless; jobs; perry; rickperry; tedcruz; texas; unemployment; unenjoyment; virginia

1 posted on 04/06/2014 12:47:13 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Now we need to build the Keystone pipeline...


2 posted on 04/06/2014 12:48:54 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Jim Robinson

“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!)


3 posted on 04/06/2014 12:53:36 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: I cannot think of a name

Amen. Put signs at the borders of TX: Enter only if you vote conservative and believe in Freedom.


4 posted on 04/06/2014 12:59:20 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: I cannot think of a name

LOL!

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.


5 posted on 04/06/2014 12:59:35 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: I cannot think of a name

What the heck is “frappucchino?”


6 posted on 04/06/2014 1:02:43 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: I cannot think of a name

“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.


7 posted on 04/06/2014 1:07:28 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Jim Robinson

“Frappucchino” is Starbucks speak for Iced blended mocha. ie. a drink somewhat like a chocolate/coffee shake.


8 posted on 04/06/2014 1:07:33 PM PDT by NathanR
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To: Georgia Girl 2
“We have 1,000 plus people moving into the state per day.”

How many of those are coming from south of the border?

9 posted on 04/06/2014 1:09:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jim Robinson
I can think of one more business relocation that would be crown jewel of the Texas economy:

Free Republic

As successful as FR has been while based in California, it would really thrive here in a pro-God, pro-business, pro-liberty environment. Sure, you've put down stakes in the Valley but your ancestral heritage (as best as I recall) is from this part of the country.

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.


10 posted on 04/06/2014 1:13:31 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Jim Robinson

“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.


11 posted on 04/06/2014 1:13:53 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: dfwgator

“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.


12 posted on 04/06/2014 1:14:56 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


13 posted on 04/06/2014 1:19:52 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Georgia Girl 2

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.


14 posted on 04/06/2014 1:22:28 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: re_nortex

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.


15 posted on 04/06/2014 1:27:32 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: ansel12

There is the real menace.


16 posted on 04/06/2014 1:54:22 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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To: I cannot think of a name
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.

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.

17 posted on 04/06/2014 2:01:53 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: mylife

DeVore was right to move to Texas, he is a good transplant.


18 posted on 04/06/2014 2:13:59 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: ansel12

So I take it he is not a liberal?


19 posted on 04/06/2014 2:20:21 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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To: ansel12

My apologies as I was unfamiliar with the man.

We have plenty of liberal politicians down here.


20 posted on 04/06/2014 2:21:30 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

When I was writing post 15 I was accidently using the name of one of his competitors in that primary, a real lefty, Tom Campbell, now THAT would sure have fit what you were naturally thinking.

DeVore wrote this in March of 2012. http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/293412/texas-vs-california-chuck-devore


21 posted on 04/06/2014 2:28:48 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Jim Robinson
Richard Perry is running for President. All he wants is someone to ask him about it.
22 posted on 04/06/2014 2:38:40 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: I cannot think of a name
AMEN Brother! Yankees...go home. No wait, not fair. Liberal, communist, progressive, loudmouthed, boisterous, did I mention loudmouthed, rude, did I mention loudmouthed yankees go freakin home!!!

Shew wee, I need a cigarette after that.

23 posted on 04/06/2014 2:45:48 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: ansel12

My mistake not yours.


24 posted on 04/06/2014 2:52:15 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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To: mylife
I lived in Colorado Springs for twenty years..the libs form California ruined that state....Florida is being taken over by Northerners....Looks like the only two states safe are North and South Dakota...You can add Alaska..
25 posted on 04/06/2014 4:04:59 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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Thanks JimRob.


26 posted on 04/06/2014 4:25:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: re_nortex
JimRob is already an Honerary Texan. Here's a link to the photo that proves it.
27 posted on 04/06/2014 5:25:05 PM PDT by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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