by Jim Hightower
| Sep. 11, 2011
Rick Is Not Who He Says He Is
Presidential wannabe Rick Perry is flitting all around the country - hither, thither and yon - spreading little 'Perry Tales' about himself and the many wonders he has worked as governor of Texas.
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Great title: “Perry Tales”. Also chillingly accurate. An excellent article debunking Perry the Miracle Worker as well as Perry, Architect of his self-described “job creating machine”. Some of the whopper debunkers: 1) Rather than Texas having the nation’s best unemployment record–Perry’s state ranks 26th nationally, below unemployment rates of detestable liberal states. 2) The rate of Perry’s job creations is woefully inadequate keeping up with the number of Texans searching for work. 3) Perry’s “jobs” are mostly the “do you want fries with that?” variety; lowest wages, no benefits, no permanency. 4) Perry’s miracle “job creating machine” actually added more minimum-wage jobs than all ... More »
One out of six employed Texans are now teachers, police officers, highway engineers, military personnel or other government workers — and many of these jobs were created ...