Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Texas Under Rick Perry


Overall Birth Rate – 2nd
Teenage Birth Rate – 7th
Births to Unmarried Mothers – 17th
Percent of Women with Pre-Term Birth – 9th
Cervical Cancer Rate – 11th
Percent of Women with High Blood Pressure – 16th
Number of Executions – 1st
Millions redirected from low-income electricity program
Mandatory vaccinations benefit family members and cronies
Diverted hundreds of millions from education to campaign donors
Diverted $16 million from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund to campaign donors
$14 billion in federal stimulus money diverted to cronies
Percent of Women Living in Poverty – 6th
Percent of Children Living in Poverty – 4th
Average Monthly Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Benefits per Person 47th
Hundreds of teachers laid off this summer due to inadequate education funds
Total Health Expenditures as % of the Gross State Product – 43rd
Health Care Expenditures per Capita – 44th
Percent of Low Income Population Covered by Medicaid – 49th
Per Capita State Spending on Medicaid – 49th
Per Capita State Spending on Mental Health – 50th
Workers’ Compensation Coverage – 50th
Rejected $555 million in federal unemployment insurance funding
Wants to opt out of Social Security and Medicare,
though these are not entitlements but insurance programs Texans have paid for
Percent of Uninsured Children – 1st
Percent of Population Uninsured – 1st
Percent of Non-Elderly Uninsured – 1st
Percent of Population with Employer-Based Health Insurance – 48th
Percent of Non-Elderly Women with Health Insurance – 50th
Physicians per Capita – 42nd
Registered Nurses per Capita – 44th
Percent of Population Who Visit the Dentist – 46th
Rate of Women Aged 40+ Who Receive Mammograms – 40th
Percent of Pregnant Women Receiving Prenatal Care in First Trimester 50th
High School Graduation Rate – 43rd
% of Population 25 and Older with High School Diploma – 50th
State Aid Per Pupil in Average Daily Attendance – 47th
Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) Scores – 45th
Per Capita State Spending on State Arts Agencies – 43rd
State budget shortfall: $27 billion
Income Inequality Between the Rich and the Poor – 9th
Income Inequality Between the Rich and the Middle Class – 5th
Income tax (16th) amendment is bad
Median Net Worth of Households – 47th
Average Credit Score – 49th
Mortgage Debt as Percent of Home Value – 47th

I got this from a comment on a story about Perry and  found the ones I could check to be correct.

Perry's Getting Corrected By the Court

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