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Texas is the best


POSTED: Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 12:16pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 4:16pm

Texas is doing a lot of things right.

So are a lot of "Red States" in the country.

That's why they are leading the nation with economic numbers. reports Texas outperformed every other state in the nation on jobs and growth over the past decade, according to the latest annual report on state economic performance released Thursday by the American Legislative Exchange Council.

Michigan came in dead last.

The rankings are based on state GDP growth, population shifts, and changes in non-farm payroll jobs between 2001 and 2011.

The ALEC report also finds that Utah has the best economic outlook this year, and Vermont the worst.

In addition, an analysis of the data finds that conservative, Republican states vastly outperformed liberal, Democratic states over the past decade on jobs and economic growth, and attracted more people to their states.

In fact, of the 10 states that had the best economic performance over the past decade, all but two - Nevada and Washington - are solid "Red States," based on the past four presidential elections.

Other top economic performers include: Utah, Wyoming, North Dakota, Idaho and Arizona.

What does this say.

If you know, you may be audited by the IRS.

If you don't know what this means, you can go back to your nap.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

You can e-mail me at or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.

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But, the blue states, like NY and Calf., should be booming while we are faltering. Aren't we told higher taxes and lots of gov't restrictions create economic growth while lower taxes stunt it?

Here is your 3rd world economy Shelia
Political landscape changes with improving economy

By TOM RAUM, Associated Press | May 25, 2013 | Updated: May 25, 2013 7:16pm

Oh well that convinces me, an opinion piece from the left. No mention of debt to GDP, or any other relevant information to the true state of our economy, like how inflated the stock market is with quantitave easing as supply side economics continue to face little or no demad. Anyone can find an opinion editorial that degrades the other party, that's no proof, what can you show in hard numbers that the economy improves? Don't tell me Obama has cut his spending while we rack-up more debt is proof.

an opinion piece from the left??? The Houston Chronicle endorsed Mitt Romney for President, I would hardly call that the Left.
inflated the stock market ? What does Obama have to do with control of the stock market? That is the glorious private sector that y'all so love and can do no wrong.

Did nnot see any stats on the income levels compaired to Blue states. If you did a little Research you will find that in Blue states the average household income is higher than in Texas and all of the Red states. Did not see you point out the FACT that Texas has more minimum wage jobs than any other state in the US either not to mention More WORKING POOR ON WELFARE. Sure Corporations always do good with slave labor.

Did you see the stat where Texas has a greater population than most of those Blue States which might support the FACT why Texas has more minimun wage jobs? If it's slave labor that bothers you then you should tell your liberal buddies to shut the border and send the slaves back to Mexico. You socialist want Union pay in a third world economy, how do you compete like that? I'd rather have a job then be on welfare because my job went to China.

You said-You socialist want Union pay in a third world economy???
You communist that do not want Union pay but want wages = to the wages paid to children in China are claiming the Texas economy is and has been doing great. Who is correct the Texas GNOP / T-Tards or YOU?

Maybe our so called conservative Texas Republican / T-Tard Government could stop inviting illegal immigrants to Texas to attend our colleges at in state tuition rates as our idiot Governor did in 2001. He is also against verifying immigration status of workers as Gov. Rick Perry stated in the last Governor Debates. What is happening in Texas is we are paying more in taxes than we the people need to for welfare cuz corporations are paying such low wages. Don't complain about taxes & support low

Most of those minimum wage job employees are on welfare. In Texas, if you earn $10.00 an hour and and are lucky enough to get 40 hours a week, and you are a single qualify for every welfare program there is. It is the desire of the GNOP to drive down wages of workers in this nation so corporations can earn even larger profits than the record profits they make now. Nothing wrong with profits or being wealthy until you begin craping on others to get & maintain wealth & profits.

You don't think things through very well do you ? You complain about the GOP, but it's been Obamacare that has destroyed full time employment. You complain about single parents and welfare when it's been the democrats that have used entitlements to buy votes. You talk about record profits, but ignore that those corporations no longer HQ in this nation where they paid record taxes and those that couldn't move like the coal industry, Obama shut them down. You're what they call a "spaghetti brain".

Shelia, It was during the Bush administration and the policies and laws that the GOP passed in Congress that created the Great Recession. Have you forgotten that it was while Bush was President that this Nation was losing 300 thousand to 800 thousand jobs EVERY MONTH. Obamacare did not cause that.
Those corporations that no longer HQ in this nation moved because they do not want to pay taxes to support this nation and because they want slave labor like what they have in China...97 cent an hour

Oil and Gas

Yea but now alot of Yankee liberals are coming down for jobs here and they bring their Yankee liberal ideas, the same ideas that fowled their own nest.

They will try to 'save' Texas the same way they saved their own pitiful states. By 'saved' I mean drive us to bankruptcy by overspending and unionized labor.

True Paul, just like the last time the Federal Reserve crashed our economy, history repeats itself. In those days (1970's) Yankee's w/U-hauls were as despised as frican's w/guns. Then in the mid 80's Reagan crashed the Texas economy with cheap oil in a deal he made with Saudi Arabia, the Yankees blew back north leaving a few who had established themselves. The liberal agenda isn't about saving the world, it's about building ethnically centralized monopolies, pʼarştyyn ? (yeddish)

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