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Skip to comments.Rick Perry and Texas Job Numbers
Posted on 08/17/2011 9:26:48 AM PDT by drbuzzard
Full disclosure: I don't like Rick Perry for our next president. I have my reasons that aren't worth going into here. However, when I was watching the GOP debate and pro-Perry people started bringing up Rick Perry's job numbers as a cudgel against other candidates, I looked into the BLS data on Texas jobs. Having familiarized myself with the data, I started noticing claims on the Texas jobs data that started popping up that directly contradicted what I was seeing in the data. So I wanted to clear up a couple of these common misconceptions.
(see the rest in the article, lots of great graphs and such)
(Excerpt) Read more at politicalmathblog.com ...
I live and work in texas.
The “franchise” tax that is a small business tax in disguise (passed during Perry’s term) is a burden.
I have to report every month. And it’s a revenue tax (not an income tax), so if I make 10$ it still may hit me with a BIG bill.
No, Perry has not helped Jobs (the only thing a government can do is get out of the way of job creation). If you believe the government creates jobs, you are a democrat.
Perry Responds To Obama: “Mr. President, Actions Speak Loud Than Words”
Obama vs. Perry in a nutshell
Why don’t you report about all your other taxes that have been lowered...put all the facts on the table instead of just the facts that suit your propaganda?
...Perry countered that he had, in fact, lowered business taxes by eliminating the 4.5 percent franchise tax in favor of the lower margins tax....
a little fun here, at California’s expense:
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