You lack facts and now you lack your own opinion. Too funny. YOU and Rick Perry are/were liars. This all came out in that sham of repuke campaign.COPIED FROM ANOTHER POSTER:
Rick Perry inherited a good economic situation from George W. Bush and turned it into a great economic boom. Barack Islam Obama inherits a AAA credit rating, low unemployment and manageable fuel prices, now our credit rating is so bad we can't even buy cheap furniture from a rent to own shop, our unemployment is at staggering levels and fuel... Well you he the judge.. see what happens when you send a boy to do a man's job? Happy America?
Rick Perry's 4 Economic Vulnerabilities
August 16, 2011
He's a big beneficiary of big-government. Perry's No. 1 talking point as a presidential candidate is job creation in Texas. He claims correctly that Texas has created more than one-third of all jobs in the country since the economic recovery began in mid-2009. What he doesn't mention is that virtually all of that job creation was in government, not in private industry.
Here are the numbers, which come from the federal government's Bureau of Labor Statistics: Between the beginning of 2008 and the end of 2010 (the latest data available), Texas created about 75,000 jobs. That makes it one of the few states with any job creation at all over that time. But federal, state and local government hiring accounted for 115,000 new jobs in Texas, while private industry shed about 40,000 jobs. The private sector has definitely held up much better in Texas than it has elsewhere. Since 2008, private-sector employment has shrunk by 6.6 percent nationally, but only by 0.5 percent in Texas. Still, Perry can't credibly claim that private industry has been responsible for job growth in Texas, since it has actually shed jobs.
Perry and his state have also benefited significantly from the kind of federal spending he's now trashing as a presidential candidate hoping to appeal to conservative Republicans. Federal spending in Texas amounts to more than $200 billion per year, according to the New York Times, on account of several big Army bases, a heavy NASA presence, and other federal installations. That's about 5.2 percent of all federal spending. Texas also accepted $6.4 billion in federal funds from the unpopular 2009 stimulus program championed by President Obama, according to the Washington Post. There's nothing wrong with Texas or any state getting its share of funding from Washington. The problem for Perry is that the facts don't support the small-government credentials he's now trying to establish.
Looks like ole slick rick was sucking on the gov't teet as you people put it and taking credit for it. There are plenty of those types of articles and videos. Most of from fellow repukes candidates. hahaha too funny.
All the repukes slandered the stimulus package but where there with their hands out for bail out and individual sure ran to the bank to cash those checks. It worked too. That is why you are eat up.