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 underclass, widespread 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.