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Rick Perry on Income Inequality
Posted by SD48 DFL Communications Team in News
Texas Governor Rick Perry is looking at a 2016 presidential run. Why should that concern us?
Check out the quote to the left. And, then compare it to what has happened in Texas. Under Perry, Texas has seen a significant rise in income inequality:
The top 1% in Texas eared 26.3 times more than the bottom 99%.
A study found that Texas ranks 7th worst in the country in the gap between rich and poor.
Four of Texas’ major metro areas — San Antonio, Houston, Dallas-Ft. Worth and Austin — in in the top 10 nation-wide for large, metro areas most segregated by income.
The reality is Prick Perry has created a different Texas for different people. The system works for those with the most, and is paid for by those with the least while everyone in the middle gets the squeeze.
2016 Republican presidential candidate · Gov. Perry · income inequality · Rick Perry