A. Commodity Prices Rise........Across the world, the demand for energy and materials rises , particularly in emerging markets and, at the same time, the U.S dollar falls driving up commodity prices and fueling big Texas energy industries OIL PRICES RISE 265 %
B. Oil and Gas Boom........The rising energy prices described in A. cause a massive investment in the oil, gas and mining sectors in Texas and a steep growth in energy industry jobs.
GAS, OIL and MINING OUTPUT UP 166 %
C. GOVERNMENT SPENDING INCREASES....Steady and growing profits in the energy industries coupled with a steep rise in federal spending in Texas on military installations and NASA boost state coffers. GOVERNMENT SPENDING INCREASES 76 %
D. PUBLIC SECTOR JOBS GROW..... Private sector jobs actually FALL 0.7 % over the last 4 years in Texas. Over the 2000 - 2010 window, private sector jobs rise 8 % and GOVERNMENT SECTOR JOBS RISE 19 %
E. UNEMPLOYMENT FALLS.........the BEGINS TO RISE........ TEXAS RECEIVES THE THIRD LARGEST LEVEL of FEDERAL STIMULUS MONEY to SLOW THE EARLY RISE in UNEMPLOYMENT
The point of the above is that the entire Texas Job Miracle is a contrived PR program designed to identify Rick Perry with events which would happen regardless of who was in the Statehouse in Austin. It is self generated HUBRIS reminiscent of Huey Long...the KingFish in Louisiana
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