List of U.S. states by poverty rate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
California is 35th among states in poverty rate. Texas is 46th. Using raw numbers rather than the rate here is particularly dishonest.
3. California also leads the nation in people.
4. Yep, Texas has 52 Fortune 500 companies. California has 54. New York has 52, same as Texas.
Chart: States With The Most Fortune 500 Companies | CEO.com
5. According to these BLS statistics from this year, Texas has ~223K making minimum wage, or about half the number you state are in California, despite having about 70% of the population. So it's not nearly the disparity you're making it out to be.
Minimum Wage Workers in Texas - 2012
You guys can have your Texas vs. California pissing match all you want, but using raw numbers rather than rates to describe how conditions are so great in Texas and so awful in California regarding poverty is ludicrously dishonest.