The Truth About Rick Perry’s “Job Creation”
Welcome to Rick Perry’s Texas Miracle — 300,000 new jobs in Texas since 2007, all of which were single-handedly created by Rick Perry.
Only trouble is, most of these 300,000 jobs went to immigrants.
Some of the new jobs went to American citizens who moved to Texas from other states. But according to the Center for Immigration Studies, most of these jobs went to immigrants from other countries — legal and illegal.
OOPS. That’s not very teabagger-friendly now, is it.
81% of these new Texas jobs went to immigrants who arrived in the U.S. during or after 2007. Roughly half of these immigrants were illegal. Therefore, about 40% of Texas’ new jobs went to illegal immigrants.
On top of that, 69% of the growth in Texas’ working-age population was among native-born American citizens. In other words, most of Texas’ new jobs have gone to immigrants — legal and illegal — instead of native-born Americans.
And: Since 2007, the percentage of American-born Texans who are employed has fallen from 71% to 67%. This decline in employment is roughly the same in Texas and the rest of the country as a whole.
Well there you have it. Most of Rick Perry’s new low-paying jobs have gone to immigrants rather than native-born Americans. The Texas Miracle is about as miraculous as the “miracle” taking place in the rest of the country as well.
Sorry, all of you starry-eyed teatards who thought Rick Perry was your knight in shining armor. Are you sure you want this immigrant-loving white-people-hating RINO running for the White House?
As another tea partier already said about Perry, you’ve gotta do more checking under the hood before you buy the car.