Bad Deeds for 7-12-2010

Go forth and spread the truth.

 

Rick Perry’s Texas is Failing Us on Child Hunger – Texas is No. 1 in child hunger. KXAS, the NBC TV affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth, says “Texas leads the nation in child hunger.” The Texas Hunger Initiative website says “Texas has the highest food insecurity rate among children in the nation.” And even Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples said in June 2009: “Texas ranks first in the nation in children who are food insecure.” Do you want to continue to live in Rick Perry’s Texas? So what are you going to do about it?

 

Rick Perry’s Texas is Failing Us on School Graduation Rates – The Legislative Budget Board’s 2010 Texas Fact Book ranks Texas’ estimated public high school graduation rate for 2009 — 43rd out of 50 states. The budget board’s depressing ranking indeed matched that from CQ Press, a widely-regarded nonpartisan publisher of information related to American politics and policy, which used data from the National Education Association in Washington and the National Center for Education Statistics. Do you want to continue to live in Rick Perry’s Texas? So what are you going to do about it?

 

Rick Perry’s Texas is Failing Us on Mental Health Care – According to data published by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Texas was ranked 50th for spending for mental health care spending for the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Do you want to continue to live in Rick Perry’s Texas? So what are you going to do about it?

 

Rick Perry’s Texas is Failing Us on Decent Jobs – A recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that Texas had the nation’s highest share of workers earning at or less than the federal minimum wage. Texas was even worse than coal-mining West Virginia, which had the second-most residents earning the minimum wage or less. The report also showed that the condition is getting worse in Texas, with the number of workers making below Federal minimum wage going from around 200,000 to around 320,000 in just one year (2008-2009). Do you want to continue to live in Rick Perry’s Texas? So what are you going to do about it?

 

Republicans Are Lying to You About Fixing the Deficit – Republicans are clamoring about the federal deficit, but at the same time, they are saying tax cuts for the rich should be an exception. As an example, in an interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace Sunday, Kyl argued that Congress and the Obama administration should extend the tax cuts enacted by President George W. Bush, even if it adds to the deficit.

Extending the entire package of tax cuts would cost the US $2.2 trillion over the next 10 years. The Obama administration has argued in favor of allowing to expire at least the part of the tax cuts that applies to people earning over $250,000 a year. That portion is estimated to be $678 billion over 10 years.

 

Republicans Are Lying to You About President Obama’s Record – Republicans are trying to make the president look bad so they can associate all Democratic candidates with him. But, the facts are that only about a year and a half into his first term, President Obama has successfully completed 119 of his campaign promises, he has worked compromises on another 37 of them, and broken only 19.

Regards,

Jim

 

 

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About Jim Vogas

Texas A&M Aggie, Retired aerospace engineer, former union member, Vietnam vet, Demcratic Party organizer, husband and father.

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