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Old 12-02-2011, 12:00 AM
 
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I'll bet, with the total state population under 650,000 and a climate only an Eskimo would love ANY state would have a low unemployment rate.
A job is a job. It's definitely better than moving to the hot and dry Texas to possibly end up adding to our unemployment statistics. What's your excuse for the 27 other states with lower unemployment rates?
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Old 12-02-2011, 12:01 AM
 
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A job is a job. It's definitely better than moving to the hot and dry Texas to possibly end up adding to our unemployment statistics. What's your excuse for the 27 other states with lower unemployment rates?
Simple, their unemployed moved to Texas lowering their former states numbers...

Doesn't take a college degree to figure that out....
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Old 12-02-2011, 12:04 AM
 
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Simple, their unemployed moved to Texas lowering their former states numbers...

Doesn't take a college degree to figure that out....
Where is the source for that? Most of these states have had lower unemployment rates than Texas during the whole recession. The people must not be too bright to move from their home state just to increase the unemployment rate in Texas.
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Old 12-02-2011, 12:51 AM
 
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People only get embarrassed when their noses are stuck up in the air....
I guess my post still applies to you because you're the one who's bragging about Texas being better than every other state.
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Old 12-02-2011, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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All I've gotten from this thread is that I need to move to North Dakota.
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Old 12-02-2011, 01:57 AM
 
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All I've gotten from this thread is that I need to move to North Dakota.
And if the pipeline is not rerouted through North Dakota the jobs will vaporize...
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:22 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Then it's off to Omaha.
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Seems like a lot of those jobs must be Rick Perry Lobby folks or Campaign Promoters.


Man, I hate the limits on giving reputation. That was truly rep-worthy!
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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On a related note, from the 100 major markets all but 3 of them lost small businesses after the recession hit.

The sole exceptions (all three of them) were Texas markets.

Only Austin, McAllen and Houston added more small businesses than they lost.

Small businesses dwindle in 97 of 100 major markets - The Business Journals

Unfortunately DFW lost 1100 small businesses

DFW lost more than 1,000 small businesses after recession hit - Dallas Business Journal
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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From FactCheck.org:

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What about Perry’s entire tenure as governor? Texas still looks better than the country overall. The state has added 1,081,900 jobs since December 2000, the month Perry took office. It’s an increase of 11.3 percent during his time as governor. Nationally, employment has gone down in this time frame, declining by 1,295,000, a nearly 1 percent drop.
FactCheck.org : Texas-Size Recovery
You forgot to quote this part of it:

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Perry’s record is part of a long-term trend. Texas has done well in the jobs department for decades. “This point goes neglected,” says Bernard L. Weinstein, professor of business economics in the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. “Yes, Texas has created more jobs than any other state” in the last two years. “But that’s been true since 1970. For the last 41 years Texas has added more jobs than any other state, and in most years, has led the nation in job creation,” Weinstein told us. “So Gov. Perry can claim that these jobs were created on his watch, but they were created on everybody else’s watch too.”
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When one of your state’s major industries is oil and gas, this is a no-brainer. “When the price of oil goes up, the Texas economy, which is a major oil producer, booms,” Wial says. Or at least, it would not be as depressed as it was before. That, combined with new technology to extract natural gas from shale, has led to job growth.
Rick Perry had very little to do with the jobs being created, he was just lucky enough to be in office while Texas job growth continued.
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