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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Meanwhile Rick Perry is still up 11 points on the rest of the field of...whatever.
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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Can't find 'em. Anyone know where one can get a breakdown of state immigration vs. emigration statistics?

    BTW, this was an interesting find: Immigration to Texas

    "The overwhelming majority of immigrants are from Mexico (64.8%), Vietnam, El Salvador, India, China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), Philippines, Canada, U.K., Korea and Honduras account for another 18.8% of the immigrants to Texas."

    Anyone else surprised the percentage of Mexican immigrants is that low?

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Can't find 'em. Anyone know where one can get a breakdown of state immigration vs. emigration statistics?

    BTW, this was an interesting find: Immigration to Texas

    "The overwhelming majority of immigrants are from Mexico (64.8%), Vietnam, El Salvador, India, China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), Philippines, Canada, U.K., Korea and Honduras account for another 18.8% of the immigrants to Texas."

    Anyone else surprised the percentage of Mexican immigrants is that low?
    Nope, the Mexicans usually go further north.

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    NP. I'm cool with disagreeing, so long as it's a matter of opinion and not fact!



    Well...lemme take a look at the numbers.

    Demographics of Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    According to this, between the 2000 and 2010 censuses, Texas experienced:

    *1,948,398 births
    *663,161 foreign immigrants minus emigrants
    *218,722 domestic immigrants minus emigrants

    Note that since those are NET immigration numbers, one can't really draw conclusions from them. Lemme see if I can find strictly how many came into Texas...
    I did find some information on Unemployment in TX. Most of the jobs lost in TX in July were public sector jobs, govt. and teachers to cut the state budget deficit and balance the budget. TX did lead the nation again with almost 30,000 of the 117,000 national jobs created in the private sector. Improvements in the national economy will lead to increase in the private sector jobs which then will translate into an increase in public sector jobs. What seems to be missing here is that there is nothing to prevent local school districts going to their communities and seek additional funding if needed.

    The goal of every state should be to increase private sector jobs and Perry has done that by traveling all over the nation meeting with business leaders and selling the state of TX. That is working here as evidenced by the private sector numbers including Fortune 500 Companies now in TX.

    Fortune 500 2011: States: Texas Companies - FORTUNE on CNNMoney.com

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    As I understand it, 1 out of 4 Texans have no health insurance and poverty in Texas in very high. But since most of those aren't white, who cares? Texas as I see it, is state of very rich oil people and people very poor.
    Yep... we could aptly rename it North Mexico.

    Anyone know how that succession thing is going? I always like addition by subtraction.

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    I did find some information on Unemployment in TX. Most of the jobs lost in TX in July were public sector jobs, govt. and teachers to cut the state budget deficit and balance the budget. TX did lead the nation again with almost 30,000 of the 117,000 national jobs created in the private sector. Improvements in the national economy will lead to increase in the private sector jobs which then will translate into an increase in public sector jobs. What seems to be missing here is that there is nothing to prevent local school districts going to their communities and seek additional funding if needed.

    The goal of every state should be to increase private sector jobs and Perry has done that by traveling all over the nation meeting with business leaders and selling the state of TX. That is working here as evidenced by the private sector numbers including Fortune 500 Companies now in TX.

    Fortune 500 2011: States: Texas Companies - FORTUNE on CNNMoney.com
    TX has more unemplyed that NYS, more people on food stamps, and a lower per capita income. Texans need to show some personal responsiblity and stop making babies they can't afford to support. Texas is a breeding ground for dependency. Even their biggest industry, oil, is dependent on govt handouts
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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    I did find some information on Unemployment in TX. Most of the jobs lost in TX in July were public sector jobs, govt. and teachers to cut the state budget deficit and balance the budget. TX did lead the nation again with almost 30,000 of the 117,000 national jobs created in the private sector. Improvements in the national economy will lead to increase in the private sector jobs which then will translate into an increase in public sector jobs. What seems to be missing here is that there is nothing to prevent local school districts going to their communities and seek additional funding if needed.

    The goal of every state should be to increase private sector jobs and Perry has done that by traveling all over the nation meeting with business leaders and selling the state of TX. That is working here as evidenced by the private sector numbers including Fortune 500 Companies now in TX.

    Fortune 500 2011: States: Texas Companies - FORTUNE on CNNMoney.com

    Woohoo…lets cut the ole education budget, after all we can’t go lower than we are now. Texas now ranks last in the percentage of adults with high school diplomas in the nation.
    The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    Woohoo…lets cut the ole education budget, after all we can’t go lower than we are now. Texas now ranks last in the percentage of adults with high school diplomas in the nation.
    Well, instead of going to college, they can always spend the time making more babies
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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    Woohoo…lets cut the ole education budget, after all we can’t go lower than we are now. Texas now ranks last in the percentage of adults with high school diplomas in the nation.
    Don't get it, do you? School Districts have the right to solicit more funds from their community instead of seeking all expenses from the state. Local property taxes fund the schools anyway so this is just another subject you know nothing about.

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Don't get it, do you? School Districts have the right to solicit more funds from their community instead of seeking all expenses from the state. Local property taxes fund the schools anyway so this is just another subject you know nothing about.
    TX receives more Fed money for education that almost every other state. TX is the home for the culture of dependency. It's because it's run by republicans
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