Some relevant rankings

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Mark Twain famously quoted Disraeli as saying, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.”

It is with that caveat in mind that we present some statistics culled from a variety of credible inter web sites. I wont detail where I found this stuff … mostly from entering certain parameters into the search engine then seeing what came back.

Still, these are worth noting … the number is where Texas ranks compared with the other states in the Union and, occasionally, the District of Columbia (you’ll note that DC in at least one category).

  • Poverty rate — 46
  • Children in poverty — 44
  • Corporate tax burden — 46
  • Minimum wage job growth — 1
  • Health Insurance — 50
  • Early Prenatal Care — 50
  • Children in Poverty  — 44
  • Public health funding — 42
  • Uninsured children — 51
  • Education spending — 48
  • Completed 10th grade — 49
  • Failed to graduate High School — 49

The states behind us were, generally, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana.


About Richard Stone

... is a husband, a father, a writer, a journalist, an activist, an avid reader of trash science fiction and an occasional folk/bluegrass guitar player. He loves to travel, UT sports, community theater and sharing a good bottle of wine with good friends.
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