March 4, 2011 4:12 AM

Commentary: Perry can't blame unions for Texas' budget woes

Last week, Gov. Rick Perry was quick to blame Wisconsin's problems on its unions and their pensions, saying they were "strangling the state's budget." But if unions are ruining Wisconsin, what's the explanation for Texas? The budget hole here is a lot deeper, unemployment is higher, and poverty and health care are much worse.

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