Apples and artichokes
"Texas’ high school graduation rate went from 27th in the country in 2002, to second highest in the country in 2013."
Letter supports claim
"Jasper County in Texas raised property taxes by 7 percent in order to pay for one death penalty case."
Texas has "the nation's highest rate and highest number of uninsured."
Less bullion might move and it's not in Federal Reserve
A Texas law "will repatriate $1 billion of gold bullion from the Federal Reserve in New York to Texas."
Or one of six other photo IDs
"If you want to vote in" Texas, "you can use a concealed-weapon permit as a valid form of identification, but a valid student ID isn’t good enough."
"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."
Lions and tigers and martial law
Greg Abbott "activated the state guard to monitor" Jade Helm 15 "in case the troops try to impose martial law, disarm innocent Texans, and detain them in tunnels beneath closed Walmart stores."
"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."
"We’re the only nation in the world that does not use the military to secure our border."
"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."
Around 1 in 3 Texas children
"One out of five of our children live in a family that’s on food stamps."
Squishy at both ends
"Every year we spend roughly $500 billion on tax compliance. That is roughly the budget of our entire military, entirely wasted on tax compliance."
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.
UPDATED: Yes as governor, no as presidential prospect
On reauthorization of Export-Import Bank.
Governments say nothing doing
"ISIS camp a few miles from Texas, Mexican authorities confirm."
On in-state tuition for unauthorized immigrants.
"Legislation being considered in Texas would strip the salaries and pensions of clerks who issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples — even if the Supreme Court strikes down Texas’ marriage ban later this year."
"Half of all Americans have less than $10,000 in their savings account."
Seem iffy? Probably is
Says Ted Cruz said, "There is no place for gays or atheists in my America. None. Our Constitution makes that clear."
Hurd cited focus on other committees
"Just two weeks ago, Congressman Hurd quit his post on the House Committee on Small Business saying that he was unable to find the time to serve."
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