Texas is the best
POSTED: Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 12:16pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 4:16pm
Tyler, TX (KETK) — 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.
Investors.com 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?