Texas GOP taking aim at parts of Perry's legacy
As he gears up for a possible second presidential run, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is crisscrossing the country extolling a business-first philosophy he says made his state's economy white-hot - and can work for the rest of America too.
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#2 Jun 5, 2014
Early last year, Perry had a radio ad in Illinois explaining the benefits of businesses relocating to Texas:
"Advantages over Illinois, including no personal state income tax, a larger workforce, lower unemployment, a lower rate of union membership and a less expensive worker's compensation program."
While the Ill governor called it a publicity stunt, it is interesting to note that among the states, Texas rates 17 in unemployment at 5.2%; while Illinois rates 49th at 7.9%(with a 5% state tax)
#3 Jun 5, 2014
You forgot to mention the low wages in texASS. No one in their right mind would want to live in such a backwards uncultured state! You can carry an AK 47 into a restaurant but forget about a living wage!!
Since: Feb 08
#5 Jun 5, 2014
None, unless they turned into teabaggers.
Since: Jul 11
#6 Jun 5, 2014
Minimum wage 6.75 yeehaw!
#8 Jun 6, 2014
I just don't understand Perry.
A year ago he was all for Texas seceding from the Union.
I say good riddance and what's the hold-up?
#9 Jun 6, 2014
Real low wages must be the reason why a house in Austin that costs
$150,000 would sell for three times that much almost anywhere
on the West Coast.
Location, location, location....
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