Of course, old, heartless, and barren, carol never worries about the children unless they're hers and still sucking public funds to get a four-year degree in six years. "AUSTIN -- Texas has the second-highest birth rate in the nation, and more than 25 percent of those children live in poverty, according to the annual Kids Count survey released Thursday.<quoted text>
All anyone has to do is compare the state of Texas to the state of California. They both have the largest populations and they both have similar demographics.
But Texas is predominantly conservative and of the mindset the less government, the better. They have a deficit of 1.3 billion and one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country.
California, in contrast, is predominantly liberal and are of the mindset there's no such thing as too much government. They have a deficit of 16 billion and one of the highest unemployment rates in the country.
There is also an exodus of people moving out of California to Texas.
The number of children in Texas rose by nearly 1 million between 2000 and 2010, and they accounted for more than half of the U.S. child population growth. But 39 percent of Texas mothers received no, or very late, prenatal care, and the percentage of babies born underweight jumped 13 percent during that same period, according the Texas survey, conducted every year by the Austin-based Center for Public Policy Priorities and funded by Methodist Healthcare Ministries and the Annie E. Casey Foundation."