The Texas jobs record

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    The Texas jobs record

    Red State:

    The Tax Foundation says that Texas ranks 45th in state and local tax burden. StateHealthFacts.org ranks Texas 47th in total state spending. And the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau has Texas 42nd in education spending.

    Of course, these figures are used by liberals to pillory some state officials — including Governor Perry — as uncaring. Texas conservatives, though, are quick to point out the connection between low spending and taxes and what Texas is providing Americans that no other state in the country can match: jobs!
    Texas is the country’s leading job creator and has been for more than a decade. Between June 2006 and June 2011, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that Texas added 537,500 non-farm jobs — almost more than 10 times that of the next state, Louisiana.

    Additionally, five Texas cities are in the top six nationally of newgeography.com’s 2011 Best Cities for Job Growth. Ten Texas cities are in the top 20, and only one falls outside the top half of the rankings.

    At a time of anemic economic growth nationally, Texas is keeping Americans employed.

    Texas’ job creation performance over the last decade is truly amazing and would have surely gathered much more prominence were it not so inconvenient to the proponents of big government.

    In fact, our economic record has become such an inconvenient truth that people try almost anything to undermine it. One critic tried this approach: “Take a tech-oriented region like Greater Boston or the Bay Area, subtract out a housing collapse and add in an energy boom, and I suspect you’ve covered most of the discrepancy in performance” between Texas and other states.

    Perhaps it is true that if Texas’ housing and energy markets had collapsed, our economy might look a lot like Massachusetts’ or California’s. But they didn’t. And it doesn’t.

    Other critics point to Texas’ 8.2 percent unemployment rate — 26th in the country and slightly higher than New York’s — as evidence that Texas is not doing so well. But they overlook the fact that Texas’ unemployment rate stands at 8.2 percent after a net inflow of 1.78 million job seekers and their families in the last 10 years. New York, on the other hand, lost 847,000 people during the same period.

    Of course, Texas still has some room for improvement. As the greenest state in the country when it comes to wind energy, we are spending billions of dollars subsidizing renewable energy. And though the Texas Legislature balanced its budget this year without new taxes, it accomplished some of that with accounting gimmicks that will have to be paid for in 2013.

    Additionally, the Obama administration is doing its best to hamstring the Texas economy through air quality regulations, endangered species listings, and restrictions on oil and gas production.

    Despite its opponents and blemishes, though, Texas is the one big state that has proven that free-market policies work for everybody — not just the rich. And that provides quite a platform for Texans moving out into the national stage.

     
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    Additionally, the Obama administration is doing its best to hamstring the Texas economy through air quality regulations, endangered species listings, and restrictions on oil and gas production.

    Obama subverting a states performans for his own vested political interests?

    Now there's a surprise..

     
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    No matter how many times you post it its a false statement as has been shown many times on here. Nobins are a trip .

  4. July 6, 2011 Mostly False - The claim contains some element of truth, but doesn't tell the full story: Sort order: 4Bob McDonnell: "Under Gov. Rick Perry’s leadership [Texas] has created more jobs over the last decade than the rest of the states combined." — Mostly False

  5. June 26, 2011 Half-True - The claim is partly true but leaves out important details or takes things out of context.: Sort order: 3Rick Perry: "Since June 2009, about 48 percent of all the jobs created in America were in Texas." — Half-True
  6. Case closed no matter how your wing nut sites try to spin it. 
 
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    [QUOTE]Additionally, the Obama administration is doing its best to hamstring the Texas economy through air quality regulations, endangered species listings, and restrictions on oil and gas production. Obama subverting a states performans for his own vested political interests? Now there's a surprise..
    Posted by KittyDuke[/QUOTE]

    Dont forget shuttering most of NASA
     
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    In Response to Re: The Texas jobs record:
    [QUOTE]No matter how many times you post it its a false statement as has been shown many times on here. Nobins are a trip . July 6, 2011 Bob McDonnell: "Under Gov. Rick Perry’s leadership [Texas] has created more jobs over the last decade than the rest of the states combined." — Mostly False June 26, 2011 Rick Perry: "Since June 2009, about 48 percent of all the jobs created in America were in Texas." — Half-True Case closed no matter how your wing nut sites try to spin it. 
    Posted by beKool[/QUOTE]

    Word games or they wouldn't be "mostly false" which means true and "half true" which means dead on correct.
     
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    Even biased Politifact must occasionally bow to the truth:
    Politifact:
    "Gov. Rick Perry says Texas has created more than 850,000 jobs, more than the other states combined...

     
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    Obama "green jobs program" at it's finest:

    Wait, do the math, and W-T-F is a "retained" job?

    That's $846,667 per job "created or retained".

    The Department of Energy has allocated $508 million to 41 states for its Better Buildings Neighborhood Program and 600 jobs have been created or retained. 

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/08/29/seattle-green-jobs-program-gets-20m-creates-14-posts/#ixzz1WS8H8Mlr
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: The Texas jobs record : Dont forget shuttering most of NASA
    Posted by sk8ter2008[/QUOTE]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_program

     

    The shuttle program, which was scheduled for mandatory retirement in 2011, saw the final launch with Atlantis launching on July 8, 2011, in accord with the directives President George W. Bush issued on January 14, 2004 in his Vision for Space Exploration. [9 ] The shuttle's planned successor was to be Project Constellation with its Ares I and Ares V launch vehicles and the Orion Spacecraft; however, in early 2010 the Obama administration asked Congress to instead endorse a scaled-back plan with heavy reliance on the private sector. ...... (I thought you people believed EVERYTHING should be in the private sector!?!?!?!)

    NASA originally planned to make the Hubble a Smithsonian museum display, but decided to keep it in space until a successor is launched. [10 ] [11 ] Once the space shuttle fleet is retired this year (while Hubble still has many years of service life ahead) there will be no existing or planned spacecraft capable of returning the Hubble to Earth intact, so it is now very unlikely it will ever be on the ground again.

    In an internal e-mail apparently sent August 18, 2008 to NASA managers and leaked to the press, NASA Administrator Michael Griffin stated his belief that the Bush administration had made no viable plan for U.S. crews to participate in the International Space Station beyond 2011, and that Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) were actually seeking its demise. [12 ] [13 ] The email appeared to suggest that Griffin believed the only reasonable solution was to extend the operation of the shuttle beyond 2010, but noted that Executive Policy (i.e., the White House ) is firm that there will be no extension of the shuttle retirement date, and thus no U.S. capability to launch crews into orbit until the Ares I / Orion system becomes operational in 2014 at the very earliest. He appeared to indicate that he did not see purchase of Russian launches for NASA crews as politically viable following the 2008 South Ossetia war, and hoped the new US administration will resolve the issue in 2009 by extending shuttle operations beyond 2010. [12 ] However, according to an article by former Space Shuttle program Director Wayne Hale on his official NASA blog, the space shuttle program, in preparation for the 2010 shutdown, has already terminated many specialty parts and materials contracts, many with small businesses whose only customer may have been the shuttle program and who closed shop and retired upon receiving their termination letters; as a result, it would be difficult and expensive at this point to extend the shuttle program, and there would be a lag of at least a year (without flights) before exhausted exotic parts and supplies could be replaced. The loss of talent from dismissed employees is another obstacle to program extension. [14 ]


     
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    In Response to Re: The Texas jobs record:
    [QUOTE]Even biased Politifact must occasionally bow to the truth: Politifact: "Gov. Rick Perry says Texas has created more than 850,000 jobs, more than the other states combined...
    Posted by BobinVa[/QUOTE]

    Go on nobin tell the board why you stopped there ? Go ahead nobin .LMLAO

    Nah you arent man enough but i am . Seems nobin is using a count from 2000 to 2008 , Which doesnt address current numbers from Texas that Perry is telling lies about. IMAGINE THAT. 

     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: The Texas jobs record : Word games or they wouldn't be "mostly false" which means true and "half true" which means dead on correct.
    Posted by sk8ter2008[/QUOTE]

     I cant believe you even tried that lame excuse comeback . Well yes i can you arent very bright.




     
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    [QUOTE]And unfortunately, Obama is way wrong on NASA, imo. The private sector is simply not going to explore for explorations sake. Whenever a company in the private sector discovers knowledge beneficial to all mankind, it does its very best to keep that knowledge secret so that, understandably, it is the only compnay selling technology produced with the knowledge. It is not going to seek knowledge for its own sake. It certainly will make no headway towards goals that might ultimately, in the far far future, prove beneficial for humanity as a whole rather than a single country or company; it will not develop fully recycled biological systems; it will not develop reasonable sub-light travel. The private sector will never reach for the stars. I would predict primarily better development of orbit-range craft with long lifetimes and usable under more and more conditions - craft to get more satellites whizzing around earth, craft allowing some really rich guy to send his brat into orbit for her 16th, etc. Also, the private sector is not something we can stand up as Americans and be proud of, celebrate, and take as a reason to strive. Have you ever in your life stood up as an American and said "Glaxo SmithKline!  McKinsey Consulting! America, F*CK YEAH!"  ? No, you didn't. Because those are companies. They do not represent America or Americans. Do you have any idea how many people went into science because they wanted to be astronauts when they grew up? That's no laughing matter. Even if they didn't end up as such, they obtained skills that Americans increasingly are too stupid or lazy to obtain. That alone is worth something. And you know what? Mere points of national pride can be very valuable in their own right. And no, I'm not one of these "USA is exceptional simply because I say it is" people.
    Posted by WhatDoYouWantNow[/QUOTE]

    In your opinion is right. But since we live in a capitalist free market country that we are told will provide for all , saying the market cant provide goes against every thing capitalism says and i doubt your opinion will hold water with the nobins and right wing nuts on here.. Now IMO i agree with you that government has a role and a big one in many aspects of our lives.  However at this time NASA isn't going away its transition time and hopefully it can be a heck of a lot cheaper on us . Bush ended the shuttle that's a fact these nuts crying about Obama and NASA is laughable. You cant cry cut spending then cry because spending gets cut. 
     
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    In Response to Re: The Texas jobs record:
    [QUOTE]Obama "green jobs program" at it's finest: Wait, do the math, and W-T-F is a "retained" job? That's $846,667 per job "created or retained". The Department of Energy has allocated $508 million to 41 states for its Better Buildings Neighborhood Program and 600 jobs have been created or retained.  Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/08/29/seattle-green-jobs-program-gets-20m-creates-14-posts/#ixzz1WS8H8Mlr
    Posted by doozy-day[/QUOTE]

    You would think after all this time that any intelligent person would know saying a job was created or retained and cost outragous numbers in cost to do would be the first clue that its not true. Take Texas as a example stimulus funds that went their to create or retain jobs was used instead to balance the budget . So can you use that money to then say well Texas got this much so i will ignore where the money went . And claim it all went to create or retain jobs at enormus cost. Really son are you that freakin gullible ?
     
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    Wow, ramble on much?


    Your post is really odd, you must have a hard time keeping track of all your nonsense.


    Bethcha' there are four of five of you all on the same keyboard.  There is no way one person can type this much liberal-drivel all in such a short time.


    There is medication for this type of behavior.......


    Are you really saying that the stimulus worked?

     
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    In Response to Re: The Texas jobs record:
    [QUOTE]Wow, ramble on much? Your post is really odd, you must have a hard time keeping track of all your nonsense. Bethcha' there are four of five of you all on the same keyboard.  There is no way one person can type this much liberal-drivel all in such a short time. There is medication for this type of behavior....... Are you really saying that the stimulus worked?
    Posted by doozy-day[/QUOTE]

    Translation :

    Kool just slapped the wing nut cool aid  taste out of my mouth.

    And yes the intent of the stimulus was to avoid the looming depression from  hitting the country, which means it was a success .. And everything you call drivel can be shown to be the truth . Look it up you know how don't you ? 

    I dont believe one state used the money as intended but once it was awarded then it was on the leaders in the states where and when it got spent. Texas being a prime example of the money going where it wasnt intended . You cant double count funds to place them all on a cost to create jobs that were never created because the funds never went to the jobs to be created. 

    Te ya what google what Arizona did with theirs . It was worse than Texas.,

     
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