How Does Texas Rank Against Other States in 2011?


 

How Does Texas Rank Against Other States in 2011?
 


14 June 2011 at 9:07:54 PM
salon

From Texas on the Brink

Let's just take ONE example, Income

Income Disparity and Employment

  • The personal per capita income for Texans in 2009 was $36,484.[i]
  • 4.26 million Texans live in poverty, representing 17.3 percent of the state’s population.[ii]
  • Only 5.5 percent of Texas workers are members of a union.[iii]
  • 47 percent of Texas children live in low-income families.[iv]
  • Starr County led the state with 78.6 percent of the population considered low income.[v]
  • The richest 20 percent of Texas families have average incomes 7.9 times larger than the poorest 20 percent of families, ranking as the 9th highest gap in the nation.  This ratio was 7.0 in the late 1980s.[vi]
  • The richest 20 percent of Texas families have average incomes 2.8 times larger than the middle 20 percent of families, ranking as the 5th highest gap in the nation.  This ratio was 2.3 in the late 1980s.[vii]
  • From the late 1980s to the mid-2000s, the average income of the poorest 20 percent of families increased $2,657, from $13,430 to $16,088.[viii]
  • From the late 1980s to the mid-2000s, the average income of the middle 20 percent of families increased $4,528, from $40,046 to $44,574.[ix]

From the late 1980s to the mid-2000s, the average income of the richest 20 percent of families increased $32,813, from $93,846 to $126,658.[x]

Why would any other state want Rick Perry to be president? It's beyond laughable.

P.S. Guess why Texas keeps on electing Ole Thirty-Nine Percent.

Democracy

(50th=Lowest, 1st=Highest)

•  Percent of Voting-Age Population that
     is Registered to Vote    43rd
•  Percent of Voting-Age Population that
     Votes    45th


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1 - pstern   15 Jun 2011 @ 8:43:01 AM 

Furthermore...

Texas is near the bottom of the list of states providing a quality public education for its children.  The State has no intent to provide an educated Texas workforce for businesses in the future.

The Texas Legislature continues to recommend proposals to change the State Constitution to favor special interest elitist individuals and groups without any real consideration of the long-term effects of those new laws.  and Texas voters continue to vote for most of the propositions.

Texas cities are catering to wealthy immigrants, hoping to tap into the wealth.  Money and greed continue to dictate our direction.

Expect more toll roads throughout the state.  Also expect higher and increased cost of living expenditures as the government tries to shirk its responsibility to the majority of residents.

Neither Texas Democrats nor Republicans have quality candidates and officials to lead the majority of Texans to a better place and life.

The insider belief is that Rick Perry on Thursday will publicly announce his run for President.I hope he runs just to get rid of him as Governor.

Expect increased poverty levels in Texas.

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