Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Always Funny, Never Fun

Oh, the ironies in government.

On the campaign trail, governor Rick Perry will claim credit for the so-called Texas miracle. His state weathered the housing and jobs crises better than many others, and he'll happily tell voters it was the result of his small government conservative approach to running things.


Despite being one of the loudest critics of President Obama's stimulus, Perry used billions of dollars of federal money to patch Texas' budget shortfalls, and was thus able to create and maintain lots and lots of public sector jobs. In fact, if you look at net job creation between 2007 and 2010, it's clear the only thing keeping Texas buoyant was government jobs.


In fact, governor and president are public sector jobs, too. Kinda funny how people who want those jobs disparage government.

....but hey, do what you will anyway.

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