If Rick Perry does for the US what he’s done for Texas…

From Politifact:

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett told ABC News on Aug. 11, 2011, that Gov. Rick Perry’s rosy depictions of employment conditions in Texas aren’t entirely accurate.

“Twenty-five states have lower unemployment than Texas does today,” the Austin Democrat said, adding that “we’re tied with Mississippi for more minimum-wage jobs than anywhere in the United States.”

Is Texas middling in unemployment and tied with the Magnolia State for minimum-wage jobs?

Yes and yup.

Maybe he can hold a prayer day and see if that raises the minimum wage.


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