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    Re: Can Bachman or Perry beat Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Thanks for your opinion.

    "But instead of speculating, let's look at the data. The Lookout used jobs data compiled by the Department of Labor to determine which industries have gained jobs in Texas since June 2009. Here's what we found:

    • Roughly 39,000 out of the 302,000 new jobs created in Texas since the recovery began -- or 13 percent -- were in government. And 82 percent of those new government jobs were in local government. Texas's public sector has expanded by more than 2 percent in the past two years -- very nearly as fast as its private sector.

    • Another 39,500 -- just over 13 percent -- were in oil and gas extraction, or in support activities for mining, a category that includes oil-field services companies.

    • Even more -- 78,000, or 26 percent -- were in home health-care services or "ambulatory health-care services," while an additional 64,000, or 21 percent, were in "administrative and support services". Another 43,000, or 14 percent, were in "employment services."

    • And 24,000, or 7.9 percent, were in "food services and drinking places" -- restaurants and bars, essentially.
    Together, those categories account for nearly 95 percent of the new jobs created in Texas.

    The manufacturing sector, which nationwide has seen renewed growth in recent years, has lost 1,800 jobs in Texas over the same period.
    These numbers complicate Perry's story of a free-market paradise in the Lone Star State."
    Texas job boom under Perry driven by government, energy and service sectors, numbers show | The Lookout - Yahoo! News

    A job is a job and his record is still better thanObama's.

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    Leading the nation in the percentage of minimum wage jobs is not exactly a line you want to put on your job application unless you are proud of winning the race to the bottom and being the coach of that particular team.
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    Re: Can Bachman or Perry beat Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by SPC View Post
    A job is a job and his record is still better thanObama's.
    I am glad you see how the stimulus helped create the jobs in Texas, which by the way Perry badmouthed even as he accepted more of it than any other state except California and New York!

    You should also be happy then with the new jobs bill in Congress!
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    Re: Can Bachman or Perry beat Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I am glad you see how the stimulus helped create the jobs in Texas, which by the way Perry badmouthed even as he accepted more of it than any other state except California and New York!

    You should also be happy then with the new jobs bill in Congress!

    And tell us again, how many jobs has Obama created?

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    Re: Can Bachman or Perry beat Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by SPC View Post
    And tell us again, how many jobs has Obama created?
    more than would have been created had he not passed a stimulus package.

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    Re: Can Bachman or Perry beat Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    more than would have been created had he not passed a stimulus package.

    He's lost more jobs than he supposedly "created" His unemployment rate is still over 9% with another 408,000 jobs being lost this week. At least Perry has a record of creating jobs and keeping them.

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    Re: Can Bachman or Perry beat Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by SPC View Post
    He's lost more jobs than he supposedly "created" His unemployment rate is still over 9% with another 408,000 jobs being lost this week. At least Perry has a record of creating jobs and keeping them.
    Creating jobs with federal money.

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    Re: Can Bachman or Perry beat Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Creating jobs with federal money.

    Shall I again remind you of Obama's record for creating jobs?

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    Re: Can Bachman or Perry beat Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by SPC View Post
    He's lost more jobs than he supposedly "created" His unemployment rate is still over 9% with another 408,000 jobs being lost this week. At least Perry has a record of creating jobs and keeping them.
    You do realize that the growth in the unemployment rate was over 400% larger under George Bush than it is under Barack Obama as President don't you?
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    Re: Can Bachman or Perry beat Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    You do realize that the growth in the unemployment rate was over 400% larger under George Bush than it is under Barack Obama as President don't you?
    Bush had 50 straight months of job growth. So far Obama has had over 30 months of job loss. The days of blaming Bush have proven ineffective. In fact, that's why Obama's approval ratings have dropped so low. People are getting tired of hearing Obama blame Bush for the the Democrats' screw ups. Obama had a supermajority in the Senate and a majority in the House from 2009-2010. He did nothing but ruin our economy during that time.

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