Job creation the Texas way vs. the Illinois way

President Barack Obama (D) and his staff have been rightly praised for their effective use of various new social media to get their views out to the public their way.  Slowly, slowly politicians from across the spectrum are also learning to adapt to the new media, to control their narrative.  One of them, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is a quick learner.  In four pictures and 20 words he tweeted a summary of Obama's "Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity" traveling carnival road show upon its arrival in Cruz's home state of Texas. 

 

Cruz later expanded on "the Texas way" of job creation. 

"America is stuck with high unemployment and low GDP growth, so it's encouraging to see the President coming to Austin to talk about jobs -- perhaps he will learn how to create some from the folks who know how," Cruz said in a statement.

"Texas is leading the nation in economic growth and job creation because of principled, conservative leaders who understand the keys to economic success are lower, flatter taxeshttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/icon1.png, limited government and restrained spending," he added. "Texas has shown the country how it's done, and we hope the President will take some of these lessons back to Washington to bring true economic recovery to our nation."

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Cruz further highlighted the fact that his state "continues to outperform the nation in terms of economic growth and job creation," noting Texas' 6.4 percent unemployment rate in comparison to the nationalhttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/icon1.png 7.6 percent average and the fact that eight of the 15 fastest-growing cities from 2010 to 2011 are in Texas.

"[A]s states with high spending and high taxes are losing jobs, Texas is gaining them. In fact, between 2006 and 2012, Texas gained one million jobs, while California lost 359,000 jobs," Cruz said. "Additionally, Texas continues to receive national accolades for its robust business climate, most recently in a report released this week by Chief Executive Magazine, naming Texas the best state for business for the ninth consecutive year."

Meanwhile, Obama's Illinois, where he served in the Democratic dominated state legislature and then later briefly represented as a senator, recently reported  9.5% unemployment, second highest in the nation, one third higher than Texas.

Now, who is the better community organizer? 

 

President Barack Obama (D) and his staff have been rightly praised for their effective use of various new social media to get their views out to the public their way.  Slowly, slowly politicians from across the spectrum are also learning to adapt to the new media, to control their narrative.  One of them, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is a quick learner.  In four pictures and 20 words he tweeted a summary of Obama's "Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity" traveling carnival road show upon its arrival in Cruz's home state of Texas. 

 

Cruz later expanded on "the Texas way" of job creation. 

"America is stuck with high unemployment and low GDP growth, so it's encouraging to see the President coming to Austin to talk about jobs -- perhaps he will learn how to create some from the folks who know how," Cruz said in a statement.

"Texas is leading the nation in economic growth and job creation because of principled, conservative leaders who understand the keys to economic success are lower, flatter taxeshttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/icon1.png, limited government and restrained spending," he added. "Texas has shown the country how it's done, and we hope the President will take some of these lessons back to Washington to bring true economic recovery to our nation."

(snip)

Cruz further highlighted the fact that his state "continues to outperform the nation in terms of economic growth and job creation," noting Texas' 6.4 percent unemployment rate in comparison to the nationalhttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/icon1.png 7.6 percent average and the fact that eight of the 15 fastest-growing cities from 2010 to 2011 are in Texas.

"[A]s states with high spending and high taxes are losing jobs, Texas is gaining them. In fact, between 2006 and 2012, Texas gained one million jobs, while California lost 359,000 jobs," Cruz said. "Additionally, Texas continues to receive national accolades for its robust business climate, most recently in a report released this week by Chief Executive Magazine, naming Texas the best state for business for the ninth consecutive year."

Meanwhile, Obama's Illinois, where he served in the Democratic dominated state legislature and then later briefly represented as a senator, recently reported  9.5% unemployment, second highest in the nation, one third higher than Texas.

Now, who is the better community organizer? 

 

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