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« Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 849 -- Supreme Court Polarization. | WILLisms.com | Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 850 -- Jobless Recovery. »

Obama's Texas Visit.

President Obama is visiting Texas today to raise money for Bill White.

Bill White will gladly take the money, but he won't dare be seen with Obama:

One wonders if Obama knows some of these stats:

* Since 2005, Texas has gained more private-sector jobs than all other states combined, times four. Texas dominates private sector employment gains over the past half decade. From 2005 to 2010, Texas cities rank 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 11th in America for raw private-sector job growth.

* Of America's 100 largest metros, only 16 added private-sector jobs (84 shed) between 2005 and 2010. All 6 in Texas added jobs.

* More than half of all job growth over the past year has been in Texas.

* Texas is one of only 5 states to add manufacturing jobs each month so far in 2010.

* Businessweek- Texas has 3 of top 5 and 4 of top 10 cities for new grads looking for jobs.

* CNNMoney ranked America’s top counties for job growth over past 9 years. Texas has 5 of top 7.
#2 (Williamson)
#3 (Hays)
#5 (Fort Bend)
#6 (Webb)
#7 (Collin)

* Also, Obama has publicly stated a goal of doubling U.S. Exports in five years. Texas is the top exporting state 8 years running now, so maybe he could learn something while he's visiting Texas today.

Disclosure: I work for Texas Governor Rick Perry. As always, thoughts expressed on WILLisms.com are my personal thoughts.

Posted by Will Franklin · 9 August 2010 06:59 AM

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