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August 12, 2005

2005 Texas Rankings

By Karl-Thomas Musselman

But remember, in Texas, Sexy Cheerleaders, Chuck Wagons, and Duplicative Marriage Amendments are what we actually spend time debating.

Prepared be the Office of the Texas Comptroller

State Government Taxes and Spending
49th Tax Revenue Raised
49th Total Expenditures

Women’s Issues
2nd   Birth Rate
2nd   Teen Birth Rate
37th  Prenatal Care

Per Capita Spending on
45th  Public Health
46th  Mental Health
49th  Water Quality

1st  Toxic and Cancerous Manufacturing Emissions
1st  Number of Clean Water Permit Violations

50th  High School Graduation Rates
48th  SAT Scores

9th   Unemployment
46th  Average Hourly rate
43rd  Income distribution inequality
50th  Government Employee wages

State of the Child
1st    Child Population Growth
1st    Percentage of Uninsured Children
48th   Spending on Child Protection

Public Safety
1st    Number of Executions
1st    Number of Gun Shows
1st    Number of Registered Machine Guns
2nd   Rate of Incarceration
5th    Total Crime rate
11th  Violent Crime Rate

Health Care
50th  Percentage of Population with Health Insurance
50th  Percentage of Insured Low-Income Children
48th  Percentage of Poor Covered by Medicaid
45th  Rate for Substance Abuse Treatment is Received

Health and Welfare
7th   Poverty Rate
2nd   Percentage of Population that goes hungry
3rd   Percentage of Population that is malnourished
47th  Amount of Welfare and Food Stamp Benefits
49th  Number of WIC recipients

44th  Percentage of Eligible Voters that are Registered
47th  Percentage of Eligible Voters that go to the Polls

Posted by Karl-Thomas Musselman at August 12, 2005 04:16 PM | TrackBack


Stop being a stick in the mud. The only rankings that matter are these:

USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll

1. Southern California (60)
2. Texas (2)
3. Tennessee
4. Michigan
5. Oklahoma
6. LSU
7. Virginia Tech
8. Miami (Fla.)
9. Ohio State
10. Iowa

Posted by: Jim D at August 12, 2005 08:28 PM

Hell yeah, we're ahead of OU. Now we just have to beat 'em since we were 0-4 during my years as a Longhorn undergrad. Hook 'em!

Posted by: Byron L at August 12, 2005 10:12 PM

damn, we suck.

hey byron, you think that's bad. i was at UT 5 years so I've witnessed 5 straight losses as an undergrad including 63-14 in 2000 and 65-13 in 2003.

Hook 'em.

Posted by: Sal D at August 13, 2005 02:18 PM

Oh my god, that's so depressing. So basically, women are screwed, children are screwed, workers are screwed, and the environment is screwed, but nobody votes to change anything. Sometimes I'm ashamed of my own state.

Posted by: Amanda at August 15, 2005 03:32 AM

I moved to houston from MS so I upgraded!

Posted by: j3rry at August 25, 2005 01:55 PM
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