Texas' Economy Isn't What It's Cracked Up To Be

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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2013, file photo, Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to reporters at a news conference at the California Republican Party convention in Anaheim, Calif. As he weighs whether to run for president again, Perry returned Nov. 7, 2013, to this leadoff presidential caucus state for the first time since his flame out during his first White House bid last year. His arrival was much more muted than before. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Conservatives say the Lone Star state’s recent record of growth validates their economic agenda. That record crumbles upon inspection.

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