Traffic stinks everywhere
"Road congestion costs rush hour drivers in Austin and Dallas more than $1,000 a year. And in Houston, it’s even more -- almost $1,500 a year."
Campus Open Carry claim half true
"29 mass shootings have been committed by concealed carriers since 2007, while during this period only one (1) licensed civilian meaningfully intervened in a mass shooting."
Taking the long view
"If we pass immigration reform, it will make wages go up on average $250 for the average household."
Not all killings are murders
From 2014 to 2015, Austin’s "murder rate is up a whopping 83 percent."
For sure since 1980
Texas has "outstripped the national poverty rate" since "at least 1959."
Explosive devices, bomb plot
Iran’s "regime is responsible for more than 1,000 American casualties during the Iraq war" and "has plotted a terrorist attack here in our nation's capital."
Incidence rates mostly have declined
"HIV/AIDS among women is skyrocketing in Austin."
Not every year
Salaries of Austin residents who don't work for city government "have not been going up 3 percent a year for the last several years."
Voting in U.S. isn't compulsory
"The United States is about 100th in voter turnout among the industrialized nations, and Texas is near the bottom in terms of voter registration and voter turnout."
We recommend burnt ends
Austin is "effectively" imposing "a ban on barbecue restaurants."
"Obama’s Clean Power Plan ... eliminates coal-fired power plants."
UPDATED: Remember Edwin Waller!
The Texas Capitol faces South toward Goliad, in memory of the most horrific battle of the Texas Revolution.
Texas has "the nation's highest rate and highest number of uninsured."
Maybe 400 percent
"500 percent more traffic here?"
"You don't have to be as smart as a fifth-grader to know what causes the climate is the sun. The sun. I have people tell me, ‘Carbon dioxide warms the Earth.’ No, it doesn't. The sun warms the Earth."
Some Austin teachers fare better
Austin school district "teachers are the lowest paid of any urban" Texas district and the "lowest paid of any surrounding school district."
Others strapped too
"Austin is the only city in an arid landscape in the western United States dependent on a single source of water."
UPDATED: Hospitals strapped many ways
"In the last 24 months, 10 rural Texas hospitals have been forced to shut their doors because state leaders" chose not to expand Medicaid.
Different measures show New York worse
Austin has "gone from being the 24th most congested city just about 10 years ago to being the fourth most congested — more congested than NYC."
Pizza time travel
"Fifteen years ago, you couldn't even get a pizza delivered in that neighborhood."
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