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Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 841 -- Every Texas City In Top Quintile Of Economic Recovery.
Not Accidental, Not Because Of Democrats-
Every Texas metropolitan area that is in the top 100 nationally in population is in the top fifth of overall economic performance, according to the left-of-center Brookings Institute:
Texas liberals look at that and say, "yeah, good job Democrat mayors, who control these major cities."
This is wrong on so many levels.
First, the true explosive economic growth and job growth in these metro areas is in the Republican-leaning suburban counties such as Montgomery and Fort Bend (outside of Houston), Williamson and Hays (outside of Austin), Collin and Denton (outside of Dallas), and so on. How do Democrat mayors get credit for the growth that is happening outside of their purview? Often, the real growth is happening outside of their purview because of the onerous nature their purview.
Second, why is it that every Texas city is included in this list? Is it just a coincidence that all the Texas cities perform well, while the Democrat-controlled cities like Chicago, most of the cities in California, cities in the Northeast, cities in Florida, and so on all suck economically? Get real. The fact that these cities are in Texas and not elsewhere has almost everything to do with their success.
Third, and this may be the most important rebuttal of the three:
The ample number of medium-sized conservative towns in Texas-- Midland and Amarillo for example-- are performing even better than the big cities like Dallas or Houston. I don't think you can point to a single place in America-- other than Washington, D.C.-- that has been immune to this recession, but, without a doubt, Texas and a handful of smaller conservative states lead the nation, economically.
Texas is the number one exporting state, 8 years in a row, and the trend is accelerating.
Only eleven states added private-sector jobs from 2005 to 2010, and thirty-nine lost them. Among those eleven states that added any private sector jobs over the past 5 year period, Texas is responsible for the creation of 80.57% of all private-sector jobs in America.
In other words, since 2005, Texas created more private sector jobs than all other states combined-- multiplied by 4.15.
Previous Trivia Tidbit: Obama's Deficits.
Posted by Will Franklin · 27 July 2010 12:06 PM