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Some good numbers from the Texas economy again
American Thinker ^ | 05/18/2014 | Silvio Canto Jr.

Posted on 05/18/2014 6:34:49 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

The latest jobs report from Texas is rather good:

"Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent from 5.5 percent in March, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. That was far less than last month’s U.S. jobless rate of 6.3 percent.   

For the last 12 months, Texas added 348,000 jobs, with gains in all 11 major industry groups gaining.

The energy industry has seen the fastest growth in that time, with employment up 7.5 percent."

The information is even better when you look at regions:  

"For April, the Dallas area’s unemployment rate was 4.8 percent and the Fort Worth area’s rate was 4.6 percent.

The Midland area had the state’s lowest jobless rate of 2.3 percent.

The McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area had the highest rate of 8.6 percent."

The city by city numbers are fascinating: Growth in Dallas, a boom in Midland and things are slow in South Texas.

I don't pretend that Texas has all of the answers but we must be doing something right.  Isn't a shame that Governor Perry was not able to make that case in 2012?  It would have been interesting.

 


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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: economy; rickperry; texas

1 posted on 05/18/2014 6:34:49 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I think one of the reasons Texas is successful is BECAUSE our Politicians aren’t particularily skilled. In Mississippi, the politicians are heroes because they bring home the pork....Mississippi is also 50th. Texas’ heroes are the cowboys, oilmen, bankers, construction workers, roughnecks, etc. Skilled politicians tend to be SOOOO “smrt”, they write up new regulations and taxes to enslave folks. OUR politicians are usually pretty good at staying out of the way.


2 posted on 05/18/2014 6:41:53 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Ob)
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To: SeekAndFind

RiNO Rick is another self serving Democrat moron. Just say no.


3 posted on 05/18/2014 6:48:44 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: SeekAndFind

Perry is a contradiction.

On the one hand, he would make an excellent president, possibly the best choice of anyone alive today. Anyway, at least in the top ten.

On the other hand, he’s possibly the worst campaigner on the American scene. Anyway, probably in the ten worst.

Too bad. Because of Perry’s lack of ability to appeal to the MTV slogan-controlled attention span of the American public (including many American Conservatives) we have zero chance of a President Perry.


4 posted on 05/18/2014 6:49:47 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: MuttTheHoople
It's all about jobs, their creation and maintenance. And THEY are tied to how much people are paid...and that is tied to the cost of living.

California is expensive because TOO MANY people want to live here. The state produced jobs. There are 38.4 million folks living in California, according to Google, in 2012--TWO years ago.

Once they get here they don't leave, even if their jobs do. They go on welfare.
Then, of course, there are the illegals living here. Also from Google:

Illegal Immigrants in California and Los Angeles County
According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), an estimated 2,830,000 illegal immigrants in California.

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The illegal immigrant population of the United States in 2008 was estimated by the Center for Immigration Studies to be about 11 million people, down from 12.5 million people in 2007.

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OF COURSE, the illegals want welfare.

5 posted on 05/18/2014 6:53:47 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: VRWC For Truth

RE: RiNO Rick is another self serving Democrat moron. Just say no.

Can you share with us a few things that make him a No, No for the US presidency?


6 posted on 05/18/2014 6:54:32 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

No 1 is Shamnesty.


7 posted on 05/18/2014 7:01:17 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: SeekAndFind

Texas certainly has some good economic numbers going for it. It is natural to associate the good news with “good politics!”


8 posted on 05/18/2014 7:03:05 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

I’m flattered that I get the attention. Thanks.


9 posted on 05/18/2014 7:05:40 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: samtheman

On the other hand, he’s possibly the worst campaigner on the American scene.
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The debate meltdown was just after he had back surgery. He was wearing a brace and on heavy pain meds just to be there. His memory lapse at one point in the debate sunk him.

How would you have performed under the same circumstances?

Rick Perry has done good for Texas and has brought in many new businesses and jobs.


10 posted on 05/18/2014 7:08:28 AM PDT by octex
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To: VRWC For Truth
No 1 is Shamnesty

Do you support Ted Cruz with this news: Sen. Ted Cruz also supports temporary legalization status in the immigration bill

Cruz is the golden boy in FR.
11 posted on 05/18/2014 7:11:36 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Right now Rick Perry is in my top two picks for 2016 along with Cruz. I’m just sorry I bought into that RINO carpola back in 2012.

Rick Perry is not a RINO and he is a solid states righter. His book about the 10th amendment spells that out. He would fight to reduce the size of govt which is desparately needed and he would promote job creation. I would have zero problem voting for him.


12 posted on 05/18/2014 7:21:03 AM 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: SeekAndFind
rick perry photo: Rick Perry forgets 214469-rick-perrys-strong-ad.jpg
13 posted on 05/18/2014 7:42:24 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: octex

1. I am not running. I would do poorly.
2. I have been and continue to be a strong admirer of Rick Perry
3. It wasn’t just that one debate.


14 posted on 05/18/2014 7:46:01 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Snickering Hound

That senior moment was what killed Rick Perry’s campaign.


15 posted on 05/18/2014 7:49:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Can you share with us a few things that make him a No, No for the US presidency?

I'll answer it for the poster.

Perry isn't Cruz.

16 posted on 05/18/2014 8:11:28 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: SeekAndFind

Palin, Cruz, or LOSE. La Raza Rick is another Booshie.


17 posted on 05/18/2014 8:51:15 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: cloudmountain

Millions of Americans have been fleeing California.


18 posted on 05/18/2014 10:20:04 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: FreeReign

Perry isn’t Cruz.

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You are correct on that point, especially the native born part.


19 posted on 05/18/2014 10:38:15 AM PDT by deport
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To: ansel12
Millions of Americans have been fleeing California.

When I was growing up there were a mere 10 million here in the Golden State. There are, by 2012 figures, more than 38 million here. That is down from the 40 million.

I wish millions more would FLEE.

FLEE!!! FLEE!!!! Today!! Pul-eeze.

20 posted on 05/18/2014 5:07:50 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

I don’t think you realize, you aren’t losing population, you are only losing millions of American Californians, about 4 million of them.


21 posted on 05/18/2014 6:56:58 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: ansel12
I don’t think you realize, you aren’t losing population, you are only losing millions of American Californians, about 4 million of them.

Wow, that is GREAT! Now, all we have to lose is another 10 million, AT LEAST.
Why do you think this is a problem? There are TOO MANY here!! Why do think it's such a GREAT DEAL to be so horribly over-populated? I grew up here with a mere 10 million people. THAT was just fine. WHY must you seem to INSIST on me being worried? Lol.

22 posted on 05/19/2014 5:32:24 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

This is a first, I had never known a Californian who was thrilled that the American Californians were fleeing their home state, and being replaced by immigrants.

You must love what is happening to California, you will sure love your future.


23 posted on 05/19/2014 8:39:13 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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