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« Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 722 -- Texas Banks Outperforming National Banks. | WILLisms.com | Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 724 -- Bankruptcy. »

Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 723 -- Texas Jobs, 2010.

Texas Leading In Jobs For 2010-

Moody's Economy is forecasting, based on hard numbers, that Texas will create more jobs in 2010 than any other state, by far:

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This map is somewhat demoralizing, but does offer a glimmer of hope to those who believe that ideas matter. Although Texas is being dragged down by the national decline, it remains relatively strong-- proof that free markets and limited government work-- and matter.

I am not what you would call a "fan" of Pat Buchanan, but the stats he rattles off are fairly startling:

According to the International Monetary Fund, the United States began the century producing 32 percent of the world’s gross domestic product. We ended the decade producing 24 percent. No nation in modern history, save for the late Soviet Union, has seen so precipitous a decline in relative power in a single decade.

Most of the modest decline from 2001-2002 was made up and then-some until the Democrats took over Congress in 2006. From 2007 until now was when we really lost the bulk of the economic progress we made during the middle part of the decade.

Pessimism and defeatism are not really integral parts of the American experience, so the good news is that Americans will resoundingly defeat the defeatist Democrats in 2010. The bad news is that Democrats currently have such large leads that it is still unlikely Republicans will gain enough seats to take back the U.S. Senate or House.

Still, conservative Republicans are energized again after feeling down in the dumps for the past few years, and once some of our conservative national leaders can find a positive message, 2006 and 2008 may look like anomalous left-wing blips in the political history of the country.

The December job numbers for the country come out on Friday, and the word on the street is that America will have actually gained jobs for the first time in a long time during December. It is a difficult case to make that the nation needs to be more like Texas after 8 years of having a Texan in the White House, but clearly the Texas model is working. Maybe instead of trying to shape the nation in the image of Michigan, it's time to let states compete. When states are competing and not so dependent on one-size-fits-all federal policies, you'll see every state becoming more fiscally conservative to keep up with the Joneses.

Right now, Texas is the Joneses.

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Previous Trivia Tidbit: Texas Banks Outperforming Nation's Banks.

Posted by Will Franklin · 4 January 2010 10:07 AM

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nice post. thanks.

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