Statements about States

In Texas public schools, "we spend an average of $12,000 per pupil per year."

"Latinos now make up the majority population in Texas."

"If you rent a U-Haul to move your company, it costs twice as much to go from San Francisco to Austin than the other way around, because you can’t find enough trucks to flee the Golden State."

On repealing the 17th Amendment

On repealing the 17th Amendment

Texas added 6,600 miles of highway from 2001-2012, more than any other state.

Wendy Davis is "fighting to bring ... Bloomberg-style gun control to Texas."

Says that "unlike Texas, Missouri has a perfect AAA credit rating."

"Texas ranks: #1 in worker deaths, #1 carbon emissions, #50 in high school graduates, #50 in funding for mental health patients."

"Texas ranks 49th in per-pupil funding among the states."

Says Texas ranks 49th nationally in "what we are doing to support our per-pupil investment in education in the state."

Says Texas economy is about 30 percent larger than Australia’s.

Says Texas has the 15th largest economy in the world.

Says Massachusetts has three state-mandated student tests and Finland just one.

"Just on Jan. 1 of this year, there were 40,000 new laws put on the books in one day."

Says Texas retained the right to have a navy when it joined the United States.

Without U.S. Senate action, Texas will have more federal judicial vacancies this year than any other state.

Says only four Texas legislators voted against a law giving in-state tuition rates to certain illegal immigrants.

Says Rick Perry "wanted to secede from the union."

Says that in 41 states, government workers "are better paid than the taxpayers who support them."  

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