Ranking's right; blame's overstated
Says under Mitt Romney, Massachusetts was 47th in job creation.
Disregards Reagan's first two years as president
Says combined inflation and unemployment rates in October 2011 were the highest since Ronald Reagan succeeded Jimmy Carter.
Chestnut of a distortion
"The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office concluded ObamaCare will cost the U.S. more than 800,000 jobs."
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."
One legislator voted "no"
Says local Texas chambers of commerce were granted exemptions from paying property taxes on their headquarter properties.
Unemployment: $20 million. Food stamps: $0.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Says taking millionaires off food stamps and unemployment would save $20 million.
Subtract 40 million households, for starters
"If Congress does not pass the renewal of the payroll tax cut before the end of the year, nearly 160 million working families will see their taxes go up by roughly $1,000."
In dispute and out of date
Says that according to one economist, $1 of unemployment benefits boosts the economy by $1.61.
More likely 54 percent
"Eighty percent of the net new jobs created in the state of Texas since 2009 went to the foreign-born."
Says that "we brought CHI Manufacturing, that had business in China, back to" Texas.
Governors don't control economies
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.
Governor doesn't control economic circumstances
"In Texas, we created over 1 million new jobs while the rest of the nation lost over 2 million."
Statistic true, to a point, but ownership isn't so clear
"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."
Beyond a governor's control
Says more than 1 million Texans are jobless, the state has its highest unemployment rate in more than 20 years and joblessness doubled on Rick Perry’s watch.
That's the total and includes government jobs
Says the private sector in Texas created 1 million jobs over the past decade.
Ups and downs not in Perry's control
Says Texas’ unemployment rate has doubled on Rick Perry’s watch.
Many factored thing
"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."
Unsaid: Better than now
Congressional Budget Office "says 8 (percent) unemployment till 2014!"
Wrong starting point
Says that before Rick Perry became governor, "only 4 percent of our total labor force was a minimum wage job ... Today, that number has more than doubled (to) 9.5 percent."
Big state, big numbers
"Twenty-five states have lower unemployment than Texas" which is "tied with Mississippi for more minimum-wage jobs than anywhere in the United States."
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