Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Things you won't hear Perry bragging about...

Bad acting. Bad statistics. Bad memories of previous Texas Presidents. Bad Troll!

Things you won't hear Perry bragging about Texas in his election campaign:

•  49th in teacher pay 
• 1st in the percentage of people over 25 without a high school diploma 
• 41st in high school graduation rate
• 46th in SAT scores 
• 1st in percentage of uninsured children 
• 1st in percentage of population uninsured ...

• 4,056,130 on food stamps
• 985,720 unemployed
• Revenue $144,739,916,500
• Spending $184,938, 100,500
• Debt per citizen $8387

* Hat tip to Enigma @ Watergate Summer for some Perry statistics.


Life As I Know It Now said...

Everything they are #1 in isn't what the rest of the country needs, that's for damned sure!

Like this new blog layout, and your picture with this post is right on honey!

Jerry Critter said...

Vote for Perry if you want the United States to be turned into Texas.

Fran said...

Hi Lib~ Rest assured Perry will not be standing @ the podium going on about how he overspent the State revenues by a whopping $20 Billion, or that over 4 million people are on food stamps.

Jerry~ Perry talked a lot about secession-- but then comes running to the Federal Government, squealing like a pig, asking for help when H1N1 flu arrived, when oil washed ashore from Deep Horizon, Hurricane relief aid, and probably for the 700 water pipes currently bursting a day in Houston & relief $ for the drought. He wants secession, until he needs help from the Feds.
Now he wants the #1 Federal job??? He has been Governor of Texas since the Shrub/Decider Bush 2 was assigned the presidency by the Supreme Court in 2000. It's fair game to attach Texas issues with his 11 years & counting as governor.

Fran said...

There's more!

According to a March 28 2011 report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 9.54% of hourly-paid workers in Texas are paid at or below minimum wage. In comparison, the national percentage is 6.0%. Among the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Texas has the highest percentage of workers paid at or below minimum wage; the state with the second-highest percentage is Mississippi, with 9.50%

In June 2002, he vetoed a ban on the execution of mentally retarded inmates.