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  •  rick perry is panicking b/c texas has a $5 billion (5+ / 0-)

    budget deficit & he knows most california business people are too smart to relocate to texas -- & why should they?

    texas ranks near the bottom in education (49th, i believe), 1st in number of uninsured, & 5th in number of children living in poverty.

    there was a rw texas cheerleader posting comments on a thread last week (who has since been bojo'd) claiming how texas had a gazillion-dollar surplus & lots of job opportunities, blah, blah, blah, but the news today about the multi-billion dollar deficit shoots that down.  apparently, the r's in the tex legislature slashed funding for medicaid & education back in 2011 & gave it all to businesses for tax breaks, but the state constitution mandates the budget must be balanced, &  there's a $5B hole & of course raising taxes is a non-starter, & that means doctors, hospitals, & nursing homes can't be paid.

    more proof of how rw economics don't work.

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