Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Glenn Reynolds wants the US to look just like Texas.

Putz "indeeds" this tripe by Michael Barone.

But Texas has been doing very well. If you draw a triangle whose points are Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, enclosing Austin, you’ve just drawn a map of the economic and jobs engine of North America. 
Texas prospers not just because of oil and gas, but thanks to a diversified and sophisticated economy. It has attracted large numbers of both immigrants and domestic migrants for a quarter-century. One in 12 Americans lives there. 
America is getting to look a lot more like Texas, and that’s one trend that I hope continues.
I thought we had debunked this "Texas Miracle" stuff when The Secessionist got bounced out of the GOP primary.

But in any event, Texas has a huge underclasswidespread child poverty, the highest percentage of uninsured in the US -- and, best of all -- has the widest income gap between the wealthiest and middle class citizens.

Easy to see why right-wingers love it so much.

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