Rick Perry says that, while he’s been governor of Texas, his state has had more job growth than any other state. But it turns out that most of those jobs were in the public sector, thanks to government spending — you know, the number one thing Tea Partiers like Perry are supposed to hate. Moreover, he’s taken plenty of stimulus money from Washington while dissing President Obama for the federal government’s spending.
I talked about all of this today on KTRS/St. Louis with Rick Newman of US News, who dug into the Texas numbers.