Per Congress’ number-crunchers
Medicare Part D "was far more expensive than the Affordable Care Act and unlike" the act, "was never budgeted."
Diagnosing tip-top schools
The University of Texas is starting "the first medical school at a major Tier One" university "in the last 50 years."
State: About on schedule
$6 billion water bond program voters passed in 2011 "has yet to be tapped."
Some qualify for coverage without expansion
40,000 veterans in Texas won’t get health care because Perry rejected Obamacare's Medicaid expansion.
Louie Gohmert of Texas "compared the current general-in-charge in Egypt to George Washington."
Tightest security’s in cities
"In 2010, the non-partisan Government Accountability Office found that only 6.5 percent of the U.S.-Mexico border was under full control of the Border Patrol."
A tinge of mystery
"Ninety-five percent of all the wages in Texas are above minimum wage."
2006 estimate and not all come by plane
About 40 percent of U.S. illegal immigrants "came in on an airplane, with a legal visa, and just overstayed their visa and have never gone home."
81 percent of students cleared "basic" hurdle
George P. Bush
"60 percent of Texas 8th graders are not proficient in math. Only 26% have a teacher with a undergraduate major in math."
Subject to overcounting
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 71.2 percent of Hispanic registered voters in Texas and over 86 percent of African American registered voters participated in the 2012 elections.
More survive, but...
Says a growing number of extremely premature babies survive into healthy childhood.
Probably not that many pills
Says $800,000 cost of Texas special legislative session would pay for 1.6 million condoms, 90,000 months of the pill or 20 full-time sexual health educators.
Only one type of federal loan
Says student loan interest rates will double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent July 1.
Unsaid: Most women lived in the 8% of counties
Says 92 percent of Texas counties had no abortion provider in 2008.
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.
High-water mark in 2000?
Says that in Texas, Republican nominees "get 40 percent of the Latino vote on average."
Rough estimate linked to NJ study
Says it's "estimated that 300 babies a year are sent home from the hospital with an unrecognized congenital heart defect; it is the most common birth defect in America."
Cue the great recession
"The economy added more jobs during four years under Obama than it did in the entire eight years under George W. Bush."
Perry had help
Fix Austin Schools
Says that under Rick Perry’s plan, "Texas has cut funding for public schools by 25%."
Of British parentage
Says state’s mandated tests come from an English company.
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