"Texas now has the second-highest high school graduation rate in the country. And it has the highest graduation rate for African Americans and Hispanics."
"In the last seven years of my tenure, Texas created 1.5 million new jobs. As a matter of fact, without Texas, America would have lost 400,000 jobs."
Texas, by far
Starting in December 2007, "1.4 million jobs were created in Texas. In that same period, the rest of the country lost 400,000 jobs."
No paper trail
Says the Obama administration never responded to his 2012 letter flagging the uptick in unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
A tinge of mystery
"Ninety-five percent of all the wages in Texas are above minimum wage."
More survive, but...
Says a growing number of extremely premature babies survive into healthy childhood.
Take closer look at eye-popping stat from Wall Street Journal
Says the 2014-15 Texas budget increases spending by less than the rate of inflation and population growth.
Remark not limited to Medicaid
Says Obama called Medicaid "broken" four years ago.
Behind three other states
Says Texas high school "graduation rates are at an all-time high—the third-highest in the nation—which represents a significant turnaround from just a few short years ago."
Texas bouncing back faster
"A hundred percent of all the jobs lost during the recession have been reclaimed in Texas … while the nation is at about 36 percent."
By a precise definition
Says there’s no proven instance where hydraulic fracking has polluted groundwater.
No argument from Santorum
Says Rick Santorum voted for the Bridge to Nowhere.
Closing loopholes drove up revenue
Says Mitt Romney raised business taxes 20 percent in Massachusetts.
Half congressional pay = $87,000
"A part-time Congress with half the pay would still make $38,000 a year more than the average American family."
Perry job growth claim largely on target
"My home state since June of 2009 created 40 percent of the new jobs in America."
— PolitiFact Georgia
That was the tone, but never said safer than ever
Says that when President Obama visited El Paso, he "pronounced that the border with Mexico and the United States was safer than it ever was in history."
— PolitiFact National
Seven places off among all states
Says Texas has "the fourth-lowest debt per capita of any state in the nation, and we are the lowest of any of the big states."
Highest growth in support and administrative posts
Says a "rather extraordinary amount of non-classroom employees" were added by Texas school districts over the last decade.
Happy history, but employees also had a safety net
"In 1981, Matagorda, Brazoria, and Galveston Counties all opted out of the Social Security program for their employees. Today, their program is very, very well-funded and there is no question about whether it’s going to be funded in" years to come.
Recap lacks Perry's 2009 claim that Texas can quit USA
Says he said last year there's "absolutely no reason" for Texas to secede.
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