Red Dawn in Texas
Texas Leads Job Growth at All Income Levels
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  • Jim__L

    And this guy isn’t our president right now because?…

  • Boritz

    “Texas does have the second highest share of its population earning the federal minimum wage.”

    Hmmmm. Sounds bad. Why does Massachusetts not have a statistic like this? Oh yeah. Much of this strata doesn’t earn anything in a place like that and couldn’t afford the cost of living if they tried and already voted with their feet which includes never going there in the first place.

  • crocodilechuck

    Complete bullshit. Or should I state, another superficial puff piece recycling the tired tropes of Mead’s ‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’ punditry: ‘Red vs Blue’

    “But Texas has sales and property taxes that make its overall burden of taxation on low-wage families much heavier than the national average, while the state also taxes the middle class at rates as high or higher than in California. For instance, non-elderly Californians with family income in the middle 20 percent of the income distribution pay combined state and local taxes amounting to 8.2 percent of their income, according to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy; by contrast, their counterparts in Texas pay 8.6 percent.” (snip)

    SOURCE: http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/march_april_may_2014/features/oops_the_texas_miracle_that_is049289.php?page=all

    • stevewfromford

      Crocchuck, If you bothered to actually read the article you linked and, particularly, the comments you would see that a very knowledgeable commenter absolutely DESTROYED the entire premise of the article, which was that Texas just wasn’t that great, by citing fact after fact to refute innuendo after innuendo!
      Your comment is actually the only thing that is “complete BS”

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