Saturday, October 01, 2011

Vote For Perry, Lose Your Job

The Houston Chronicle has an interesting statistic that drew my attention today. The “U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released job statistics for the first quarter of 2011, showing that Texas had 210,704 more jobs in March 2011 than in March 2010 — from 9.9 million to 10.1 million jobs.”

This is in seeming confirmation of Rick Perry’s oft-uttered brag that he is a job creator and that as President of the United States, he will put America back to work. But then delving into the data a little bit deeper, they uncovered a startling fact: That of the ten Texas counties that experienced the highest numbers of net job lob losses, nine of them went for Rick Perry in the 2010 gubernatorial election against Bill White.

White got a majority of the votes from Fannin County, which suffered the fewest job losses in that group of 10.

So what do you do with this blip in the mythology of “the Texas Miracle?” Don’t know. All I know I I wouldn’t want to live in a county that went for Rick Perry because statistically that’s not such a great thing.

And yes, Fort Bend County went for Rick Perry, too.

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