Rick Perry (R-TX), has now thrown in his hat to run for President in 2012. Is he qualified? Will he be able to help the country with job creation and a struggling economy? Well, if Texas is any example, then we can look forward to a Republican once again talking about a Small Government - while actually increasing the government. Under Perry, Texas' public sector increased by 125,000 jobs in just three years ... but his state lost 178,000 jobs in the private sector. Nothing to brag about especially when he has a "$27 billion budget deficit for the 2012-2013 budget," which will cause the lay-off of tens of thousands of workers in the upcoming budget cycle.
"Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX), since he launched his presidential campaign on Saturday, has paraded around the stat that 'since June of 2009, Texas is responsible for more than 40 percent of all of the new jobs created in America.' 'Now think about that. We’re home to less than 10 percent of the population in America, but 40 percent of all the new jobs were created in that state,' Perry says."
"In fact, 'Texas has done worse than the rest of the country since the peak of national unemployment in October 2009.' The unemployment rate in Texas has been steadily increasing throughout the recession, and went from 7.7 to 8.2 percent while the state was supposedly creating 40 percent of all the new jobs in the U.S."
"Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has been basing his nascent presidential campaign on his anti-government views and Texas’ supposed job creation miracle. As we noted today, when labor force growth is taken into account, Texas actually has the worst job creation record in the nation (though it does lead the country in minimum wage jobs). But there is one sector that has been booming under Perry: the public sector."
Read More: Between 2007 And 2010, 47 Percent Of Government Jobs Were Created In Texas | ThinkProgress"he relied more on the 2009 Recovery Act than any other governor and faced a $27 billion budget deficit for the 2012-2013 budget,"