Statements about Job Accomplishments

"As attorney general, I have prosecuted judges, district attorneys and other public officials across Texas who violated that (public) trust, who have been corrupted."

"The economy added more jobs during four years under Obama than it did in the entire eight years under George W. Bush."  

"Over the last 10 years, Texas created 33 percent of the net new jobs nationwide."

Says he "has repeatedly praised Chuck Hagel’s character, patriotism, bravery, and personal service defending our nation."

Says he "restored prayer and the pledge in our schools."

"The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office concluded ObamaCare will cost the U.S. more than 800,000 jobs."

Says that "we brought CHI Manufacturing, that had business in China, back to" Texas.

Says Texas unemployment is dire in various ways such as a doubling in the jobless rate during Rick Perry's governorship. Also, the Texas rate has increased faster than the national rate during Barack Obama's presidency.

"In Texas, we created over 1 million new jobs while the rest of the nation lost over 2 million."

"During Sherrod Brown’s past decade as a D.C. politician, more than one out of every four jobs that has left America, left from Ohio. ... Sherrod Brown will own these horrendous Ohio job numbers next year."

"When you look at what we have done over the last decade, we created 1 million jobs in the state of Texas. At the same time, (the rest of) America lost 2.5 million."

"Twenty-five states have lower unemployment than Texas" which is "tied with Mississippi for more minimum-wage jobs than anywhere in the United States."

Says he's arrested more criminals, "including thousands of child predators and sex offenders," than any previous Texas attorney general.

Says Texas has so few gas-pump inspectors in the field, "the HEBs of this state, the Brookshires of this state, they're calibrating their own gas pumps. The (Texas Department of Agriculture) just sends them the stickers and they calibrate them."

Says state Rep. Patrick Rose votes 90 percent with liberals, backed the state's largest tax increase, proposed nearly $15 billion in government spending and supported "Obama-style government-run health care system for Texas."

Says Rick Perry is a 25-year incumbent.

Gov. Rick Perry broke his promise that he would not accept a $40,000 pay increase.

“The Democrats have over 20 field agents to our zero."

“In three days last week, (Gov. Rick) Perry flew to five cities at taxpayers’ expense, holding press conferences, delivering $2,325,000 in checks.”

Says that under a new program jail "time for non-violent, mentally ill offenders has been reduced by 50 percent."

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