Subject: PERRY'S NEW AD: THE REST OF THE STORY
From: Romney Press Shop <Press@mittromney.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2011 09:49:22 -0400
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PERRY’S NEW AD: THE REST OF THE STORY

 

“In an effort to prop up his sinking campaign, Rick Perry will keep trying to deflect attention away from his liberal policy on in-state tuition for illegal immigrants and his advocacy for turning Social Security over to the states. Today’s campaign ad doesn’t tell the whole story, failing to mention that unemployment in Texas has doubled on Perry’s watch and more than a million workers in his state are out of a job. Mitt Romney is a conservative businessman who is focused on getting Americans back to work and reviving this economy.” –Gail Gitcho, Romney Communications Director

 

PERRY AD: “As president, I’ll create at least two-and-a-half million new jobs, and I know something about that.”

 

·         The Unemployment Rate In Texas Is 8.5% – More Than Twice As High As When Perry Took Office. When Governor Perry took office in December 2000, the unemployment rate was 4.2%. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, 10/26/11)

 

·         The Unemployment Rate In Texas Is At A Level Not Seen In Nearly A Quarter Of A Century. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, 10/26/11)

 

·         In September 2011, Twenty-Seven States Had A Lower Unemployment Rate Than Texas. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, 10/26/11)

 

PERRY AD: “In Texas we’ve created over one million new jobs while the rest of the nation lost over two million.”

 

·         Since President Obama Took Office, The Texas Unemployment Rate Has Grown Nearly Twice As Fast As The National Rate. Between January 2009 and September 2011, the national unemployment rate has grown by 16.7%, increasing from 7.8% to 9.1%. Between January 2009 and September 2011, the unemployment rate in Texas has grown from 6.4% to 8.5% – a 32.8% increase. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, 10/26/11)

 

·         Over One Million Texans Were Unemployed In September. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 1,043,824 unemployed Texans in September 2011. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, 10/26/11)

 

PERRY AD: “I’m Rick Perry and I approve of this message.”

 

·         “Texas Leads The Nation In Minimum-Wage Jobs, And Many Positions Don't Offer Health Benefits … [And] Texas Can't Create Jobs Fast Enough To Keep Up With Its Rapidly Growing Population.” (Tami Luhby, “Rick Perry's Texas Jobs Boom: The Whole Story,” CNNMoney, 8/15/11)

 

·         “Texas’ Poverty Rate Is Higher Than The Rest Of The Country’s – And Growing Faster Than The National Rate.” “A report from the Austin-based nonprofit Center for Public Policy Priorities said that despite the additional jobs created in recent years, Texas’ poverty rate is higher than the rest of the country’s – and growing faster than the national rate. The poverty rate in Texas jumped to 18.4 percent in 2010 from 17.3 percent in 2009, compared to national rates of 15.1 percent in 2010 and 14.3 percent in 2009.” (Emily Holden, “Despite Perry’s Job-Creation Talk, Texas Poverty Rates High – And Going Higher,” Houston Chronicle, 9/16/11)

 

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